Keller City Council approves extending Whitley Trail


On Aug. 20, Keller City Council approved a contract for the construction of a new 4,200-foot trail extension on Whitley and Rapp roads. The extension will run along the east side of Whitley from Edenderry Drive to Rapp and along Rapp eastbound to Willis Lane. The project is part of Safe Routes to School, a nationwide initiative to help students walk safely to school. The trail will improve safety for students traveling to Messiah Lutheran Academy and Willis Lane Elementary School, according to Keller city officials. It will also connect to existing trails extending east to Rufe Snow Drive and south to Keller’s city limits.

Timeline: September-May

Cost: $1.26 million

Funding sources: TxDOT, city of Keller

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Korri Kezar
Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.
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