U.S. National Park Service (NPS)
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: NRDA Consent Decree and Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP)
Year Awarded: 2015
The Bike and Pedestrian Use Enhancements Project at Davis Bayou includes roadway enhancements as a means of addressing loss of recreational use on Department of the Interior lands in the five Gulf States affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The project will widen portions of Park Road to provide multiple-use lanes and separating buffers. Along 2.17 miles of Park Road, the existing 22-foot wide roadway will be augmented by up to 2-foot wide buffers flanked by up to 5-foot wide multiple use lanes. The outside edge of the multiple use lanes will be bordered by up to 4-foot wide unpaved shoulders. Up to five feet of additional clearing is planned and retaining walls will be constucted in areas where the road is elevated. The project also includes constructing a new park entrance sign and two traffic-calming medians, and moving an existing sign.