A reader sends in pics showing how construction is progressing on the 3 retention ponds along White Oak Bayou TxDOT is building between Yale and Shepherd — and hoping to trade them for any available updates about plans for the adjacent segment of the planned bayou-side path: “Looks like they are making progress with tree planting and installation of pavers on the slopes. They have left a wide swath of level ground around the entire perimeter. They are still doing earthwork on the north end, and it looks like they still need to excavate more soil from the center pond, but you can make your way around all three detention ponds.”
The photo at top shows the center pond (south of the bayou), looking northeast, with White Oak Bayou barely visible off to the lower right. Below, a view of the northernmost piece, Rutland Pond, a portion of which interrupts 6th St. (where the orange construction fencing is visible):
And here’s a view looking north, with the future trail on the right side:
Now about that trail: “I saw the post about replacing the burned up railroad bridge, west of here. Have you heard anything about the future trail along White Oak, from Shepherd to Yale? I have only been able to find online schematics from early 2013, that indicate it is proposed and unfunded.“
- Previously on Swamplot: Here Comes More Greenway Mileage for White Oak Bayou, What’s the Story with Rutland Pond?
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