TR Construction was the prime contractor who completed removals, grading, storm sewer, concrete trails, and abutments at Standing Bear Lake. The new trails provided access and connection to a floating trail system for the City of Omaha Parks Division. The Standing Bear Lake trail project scope consisted of work on both the North and South sides of the lake adding a 10’ wide and 6” thick concrete connecting trail that allows pedestrian traffic and trail users access from the existing trail system to the new floating trail.
Beginning of the Project
TR Construction removed the trees, stumps, and brush in order to facilitate grading operations for the new trails. In total, over 64,000 SF of the area was cleared and prepped for the next phase of operations. TR Construction and subcontractor, Cavlovic Excavating, moved over 3,500 CY of existing dirt to reshape the existing topography and prepare the subbase for the new trail. During the grading operations, 110 LF of new storm sewer and inlets were installed to provide proper drainage for the new trail areas. TR Construction removed 8,790 SF of the existing trail, regraded and prepared the existing subbase, and replaced the trail with 6” concrete.
Connecting to the Floating Bridge
TR Construction built concrete abutments on both the North and Southside connection points to support the
Standing Bear Lake trail and provide a transition from the concrete trail to the floating bridge. With being adjacent and within a few feet of the edge of the lake, the excavation for the abutments required dewatering during digging, grading, and placing the reinforcing and concrete. The Northside connector trail was approximately 1,620 SF and the Southside was 4,590 SF and over 120 CY of concrete were used to construct the trails.
Wrapping Up the Project
In the final stages of completion of the project, TR Construction backfilled and graded the areas around the new and existing trails, graded the areas around the abutments and connections to the floating bridge, seeding all disturbed areas, and installed erosion control matting to reduce erosion and ensure adequate grasses and seeding would become established.
32nd Annual ABC Cornhusker Excellence in Construction Awards
TR Construction – Eagle Award
Standing Bear Trail
Owner – City of Omaha – Parks Division
Specialty Projects: Less Than $2 Million
Project manager – Nick Blanchard
Superintendents: Kent Papstein and Mark Ricalday