UPDATE MARCH 21–City Parks notified us today that the Sinton Trail is now officially open. It is a beautiful upgrade, with a new spur to Sinton Pond.
UPDATE MARCH 7–Most of the concrete work on the Sinton trail has been completed. Crews are working on other projects while waiting for CS Utilities to move guy wires (bracing a utility pole) that are now in the center of the trail alignment.
Please avoid this trail if you can until the work is complete. If you must bike on the Sinton Trail, be cautious and watch for this significant hazard! If you see closure signs, please stay off the trail!
Jan 31–Users alerted us to a closure of the Sinton Trail at Mark Dabling. In response to our query, Jake Butterfield of the Parks Department told us that as of the end of January, some trail users are able to get through, but the closure will be complete in the next week or so, and the Sinton Trail will be completely closed for as long as 60 days. We’ll update as we know more about the re-opening.
This is a repair project being done with money from the 2D “Yes for Trails” ballot measure. Scope of work includes: Improvements to line of sight, primarily under the railroad trusses and Sinton Road, connection to Sinton Pond, improving drainage under the trail, and converting the asphalt trail into a 10’ wide concrete trail.
The City is not providing a detour, saying it’s not feasible. We are asking commuters and trail users to let us know how they are getting around the closure, so we can let others know.