Beginning September 4, access to the Wilderness Park trail under the Pioneers Boulevard bridge will be closed for work to stabilize the banks of Salt Creek and protect the bridge. The project will continue through the end of the year. The Jamaica North trail is the recommended detour. The work is not expected to impact bridge traffic.
Tree removal adjacent to Salt Creek and Pioneers Bridge is required for this project. Plans for removal have been approved by the Parks and Recreation Department with input from the Friends of Wilderness Park and involve revegetation using plants adapted to the local conditions.
The project is a joint agency effort to stabilize the Salt Creek stream channel and repair flood damage to Pioneers Bridge. Coordination between the Parks and Recreation and Public Works and Utilities departments, Lancaster County and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (LPSNRD) will reduce overall disturbance to the park and improve its long-term health.
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