Northeast Texas Trail improvements in place on Lamar County section between Reno and Blossom, Texas.

Our Solution

Hayter Engineering assisted Lamar county in obtaining a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Recreational Trails grant and provided engineering services for this N.E. Texas Trail extension. This grant was combined with local donations to fund this project.

The Lamar County Prairiland Trail is a 3.5-mile pedestrian/bicycle trail that connects the 6.5-mile in use Trail de Paris and the Reno Rail Trail to the City of Blossom.

An environmental study was required to obtain clearance for the area.

A geotechnical investigation was needed to investigate soil conditions and make bridge abutment recommendations. Bridge abutments were designed by a structural engineer. Civil engineering was required for the trail design and bridge approaches.

The trail itself consisted of 29,983 SY of cement stabilized subbase. Lamar County installed an all weather oil sand aggregate type surface. Lamar County also maintained compliance with the Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 14 & the construction stormwater pollution prevention plan, silt fencing, and regrassing.

Project Details


Lamar County, Texas




  • Application for Finance
  • Preliminary Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Design Surveys
  • Easements - ROW Permits
  • Design Plans & Specifications
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Bid & Award
  • Construction Review
  • Materials Testing
  • Warranty Review