Bridge lighting, planting, and paving help to orient cyclists and pedestrians safely across the bridge and through a new Plaza. The Plaza, which is designed as the West entry gateway to the bridge and trail network, starts at the intersection of MacDonnell and Wellington streets and extends under the existing raised railway viaduct to the new bridge and to the existing pedestrian sidewalk running South along Wellington. Planting species are selected to enhance biodiversity, wildlife habit and the natural heritage system while also addressing safety and maintenance concerns. A meeting place with benches is provided under the viaduct where pedestrians and cyclists can safely stop while not blocking the trail.
The Eastern trail extension is located on a narrow strip of land between the Grand Junction Railway tracks to the North and the new Metalworks development to the South. This section of trail connects South to the Riverwalk Trail.
Consultation has concluded