The MKT and White Oak Bayou Greenway trails are among the most popular in Houston and connect the Heights to other parts of the city.
If all goes according to the city’s plan, the trails will be connected to each other before the end of the year.
A Houston Public Works spokesperson said Friday the department plans to start construction on the MKT Trail Spur Connector this summer and have it completed by the fall. The project is expected to cost $950,000, according to the spokesperson.
From downtown, the White Oak Bayou Greenway trail meanders northwest along Interstate 45 and I-10 before proceeding west through Stude Park. The trails ends at Studemont Street, but the short connector will extend it to the west – through existing green space along the north side of White Oak Bayou – until it meets the MKT…