Conroe proposes an Alligator Creek 10-foot-wide shared-use path during a May 10 City Council meeting.

City engineer Chirs Bogert said in a May 9 interview that the trail will be 8-10 feet wide and would start at Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard and stretch from the South Loop 336 west to FM 2854. The will also be included on Old Magnolia Road from Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard to 200 feet north of Kirk Road.

“It’s a little different than a sidewalk [which is] typically 4-5 feet wide and made out of concrete; this is a trail,” Bogert said.

The project is in conjunction with a 14-foot-wide pedestrian and bike bridge that will be added along Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard, according to the May 10 City Council workshop agenda packet.

Bogert said the project is included in the city's efforts to provide connectivity around the city. He said the city is working with the Texas Department of Transportation for funding. Rafael Carrasquillo, the project engineer, said during the same May 9 interview they have begun the application process for one grant and will be waiting for review for the grant in June.

Carrasquillo said after being approved for grant funding, the project will move toward building and construction. The project is up for a vote during a May 11 City Council meeting to approve applying for the grant funding through TxDOT.