Rail to Trail Master Plan
Sikeston, MO

Sikeston Rail to Trail –

Rail to Trail Master Plan

The City of Sikeston, MO desired the development of a master plan for the conversion of the former Union Pacific Railroad rail corridor into a city operated recreational trail facility. Gateway Design Studio with The i5 Group developed a master plan creating a vision for the trail as an important link to the City’s downtown district and neighborhoods. The team examined existing conditions, developed a phasing plan, conceptual trail options and cost estimates. Public engagement was part of the scope which included stakeholder meetings and open houses.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

The project goal was to develop a multi-use recreational trail that links to nearby park and trail systems, beautifying this corridor adjacent to one of the main thoroughfares through the city. Phase 1 improvements included the design and construction of approximately 3,300 linear feet or .62 miles of multi-use trail. Encompassed in the improvements are main trailheads at the historic Sikeston Depot and at the Main Street intersection terminus. Improvements at the Sikeston Depot Trail Head call for a future park with pavilion, special pavement, historic markers, improved parking and a railroad themed inclusive playground.

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KEY ELEMENTS:

  •          5 Mile Trail System

  •          Crosswalk Design

  •          ADA accessibility

  •          Trail Head Design

  •          3,300 L.F. Trail Section

  •          Historic Preservation

  •          Crosswalk Design

  •          ADA accessibility

  •          Trail Head Park Design

  •          Signage/Wayfinding

  •          Landscape Improvement Guidelines

  •          Storm Water Management

SERVICES:

  •          Master Trail Planning

  •          Park Planning       

  •          Public Engagement

  •          Cost Estimation

  •          Project Visioning

ESTIMATED COST:

  •          1.3 Million Construction

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