Papillion will hold an open house Monday to give residents a sneak peek at a proposed bike path project to link several trails near the Walnut Creek Recreation Area.
At the meeting, city officials will preview plans for a new parking lot, a trail for pedestrians and bikes and a Schram Road underpass. Residents can ask questions and give input on the proposal.
The $365,000 project would construct a 1,633-foot-long concrete pedestrian and bicycle trail that would cross under Schram Road via a new 10-foot-high box culvert. The parking lot, west of the intersection of 96th Street and Schram Road, would be added to increase access to the recreation area.
The 450-acre recreation area has three miles of hiking and biking trails, a lake, a boat dock, playgrounds and equestrian trails.
The new trail would allow walkers, runners and bikers to connect to several nearby trails. Those trails include the Walnut Creek Trail north of Schram Road, the city sidewalk on Placid Lake Circle in the Edgewater Estates development and the new parking lot on the north side of Schram Road.
Federal funds will cover 80 percent of the cost, or about $292,000, according to Papillion community relations coordinator Darren Carlson. Papillion will pick up the remaining $73,000.
The project is scheduled to be bid this year, but it's too early to tell when construction might start or finish, Carlson said.
Monday's meeting will be at Midlands Hospital from 5 to 7 p.m., with a short presentation scheduled for 5:30 p.m.