Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Alignment
This highlighted regional trail corridor provides a connection across southern Dallas County from Grand Prairie to Wilmer. The 37.6-mile trail corridor alignment will connect seven cities from west to east including Grand Prairie, Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, DeSoto, Lancaster, and Wilmer. 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 May 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, to Lancaster in the east, with the existing sidepath along E. Pleasant Run Rd. near the intersection of N. Lancaster-Hutchins Rd. Segments of the alignment study also connect with an additional 16.2 miles of existing trails, as well as 12.9 miles of funded trails in Dallas and Grand Prairie, resulting in a continuous, 37.6-mile trail alignment (see Southern Dallas County Regional Veloweb Alignment Study Map).
The alignment study completed in May 2021, includes preliminary design schematics and opinions of probable construction costs for proposed improvements in the 14.1 miles of 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.