NOTICE: January 2012
Until further notice, a detour on the Trolley Track Trail between Troost and Woodland will be in effect. Pedestrians and bicyclists should use 85th Street instead of the trail.
In late 2010, a hole was discovered in the trail east of Troost and south of 85th Street. Over the last year, KCATA hired consultants and geologists to investigate the cause of the sink hole and repair it. These repairs have been completed, but concerns still remain. There is a larger area of underground mines along the trail between Woodland and Troost. There is no evidence of an imminent collapse. However, until the area can be more thoroughly assessed, KCATA has created a detour and closed this section of trail in the interest of public safety.
Barriers have been placed on the trail and signs will be installed to direct trail users to travel on the detour on 85th Street between Troost and Woodland.
The Harry Wiggins Trolley Track Trail is a popular recreational facility for walkers, runners and cyclists. The trail is named after the late Senator Wiggins who throughout his 28 years of representing the 10th district, sponsored KCATA’s tax legislation.
The trail was the site of Kansas City’s last streetcar line, the Country Club route. It’s six miles long, from Volker to 85th & Prospect. The streetcar right of way is seven miles, from Westport Road to 85th Street.
An original, renovated Country Club Streetcar Station is located at 54th and Brookside.
The trail surface is compacted, crushed limestone. However, the surface south of 85th Street is asphalt, as are some other short sections in areas subject to brief flooding in heavy rain.
KCATA owns and maintains the trail.
The KCATA, the City of Kansas City, Mo., and to a lesser extent, private sector adjoining property owners have jointly invested more than $5 million in enhancement projects.
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