Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Alignment
This 38.2-mile highlighted regional trail corridor will provide a connection across southern Dallas County, linking seven cities from west to east including Grand Prairie, Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster, and Wilmer. Currently, the corridor is comprised of 12.4 miles of existing trails, 7.29 miles of funded trails, and 18.5 miles of planned trails. Once complete, the corridor will include a combination of sidepaths along roadways, off-street shared use paths (trails) along creeks and waterways, and on-street buffered bikeways or bike lanes.
Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Location Map (Updated August 2021)
Trail Alignment Study
In 2021, NCTCOG partnered with six local governments including the cities of Cedar Hill, Dallas, Duncanville, DeSoto, and Lancaster, Dallas County, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), to conduct an alignment study and analysis of 14.1 miles of existing gaps between various existing, funded, and planned shared-use paths (trails) and bikeways in each of the five cities that would complete a continuous east-west alignment. The study area was bounded on the west by the existing sidepath along FM 1382 near the intersection of W. Pleasant Run Rd. in the City of Cedar Hill, and on the east in Lancaster, at the existing sidepath along E. Pleasant Run Rd., near the intersection at N. Lancaster-Hutchins Rd. (See Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Alignment Study Map)
The alignment study includes preliminary design schematics and opinions of probable construction costs of proposed improvements for existing trail gaps (see Alignment Study Summary). Design schematics from the study consist of a minimum 12-ft. wide, hard surface, ADA accessible shared use path (sidepath), shared use sidepath bridges, boardwalks, at-grade railroad crossings, and two crossings of major highways (US 67 and IH 35E). The various sections of the corridor alignment are anticipated to be implemented in phases by each of the local communities.