The Northaven Trail. Photo courtesy of the Northaven Trail Twitter.

Join the Friends of the Northaven Trail this weekend for the groundbreaking on the new bridge addition of the Northaven Trail.

The ceremony is set to begin Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. Neighbors are invited to walk or bike to 11231 N. Central Expressway at the southwest corner of Northaven Road and the southbound frontage road.

“This bridge is really going to bring together disconnected parts of the city,” says Jeff Kitner, the president of the Friends of the Northaven Trail, in a press release. “We’ve already seen how the trail has connected neighbors and new friends in North Dallas, and the new bridge will connect citizens even more now.”

Texas Department of Transportation Commissioner Robie Vaughn, Mayor Eric Johnson, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and District 11 City Councilman Lee Kleinman are expected to attend the ceremony.

In late February and early March, the Texas Department of Transportation approved construction of a bridge over the highway to connect the trail to other trails east of U.S. 75, including the Cottonwood, White Rock Creek and SoPac trails.

The project, which is expected to be completed around spring 2023, is estimated to cost about $9.3 million.

Follow the Friends of the Northaven Trail Twitter page for updates.

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