Role: Prime | Agency Client: City of Boerne
The City of Boerne, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT, San Antonio District), proposed the expansion of the existing Old No. 9 Trail in the City of Boerne. The Trail System Expansion is an integral part of the Boerne Trail System Master Plan to provide key linkages between existing trails and sidewalks. The project was selected for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds administered by TxDOT, and as such, must follow the Local Government Project Development Process. The project consisted of two segments: Boerne Trails North and Boerne Trails South. Overall, improvements for the two segments included a ten-foot-wide concrete trail, trailheads and amenities, four prefabricated type pedestrian bridges, retaining wall, and low flow culverts. PCI prepared a single PS&E package for both Segments combined. Design, environmental clearance, public involvement, and bid phase services were performed for the overall project as a whole.
The trail improvements are intended to blend with the City of Boerne’s trail network. The Boerne Trails South provides connection along Old No. 9 route for a distance of approximately 1.8 miles, between the Boerne City Park at the northern end, and a direct connection to Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School and Cold River Street in Trails of Herff Ranch Subdivision at the southern end. Boerne Trails North provides a connection from the existing Old No. 9 trail for a distance of approximately 0.2 miles to the bookstore and amphitheater on the Patrick Heath Public Library campus.