Katy Boardwalk District engineers estimated the second phase of its extended trails system will be completed in the summer.

The work began in late August to build out one of the four paved trail experiences along the outerloop of the area. Bordered on both sides with a wooded landscape, the trail features boardwalk paths and a steel pedestrian bridge. It is estimated to cost $3.3 million, said Bernard Kaplan, public information officer for the project.

The Katy Boardwalk has been a highly anticipated feature to the landscape of Katy since 2017. The 90-acre development is multiuse with retail space, a nature preserve, offices, apartments, a hotel and conference center, which is planned to open in the fall near Katy Mills.

The four trail loops circling the Boardwalk Lofts apartments range from a half-mile to 2.3 miles long.

Work still in progress includes a $4.7 million extension of Katy Fort Bend Road from Kingsland Boulevard directly to Boardwalk Drive, which will serve as the main entrance and thoroughfare for the Boardwalk District.

Kaplan said this work is also slated for completion in the summer.

The Katy Fort Bend Road project includes a bridge over a drainage channel and a new traffic signal at the intersection of Kingsland Boulevard, Katy Fort Bend Road and Boardwalk Drive.