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Aqueduct/Juan Bautista de Anza Trail Project
from the Moreno Valley Mall Area to Lake Perris State Recreation Area

The City has received federal monies to study the entire existing Aqueduct Trail route and develop a comprehensive plan for a multi-use (pedestrian/bicycle) trail, including addressing existing gaps/missing pieces, improving access to area schools, shopping areas, and developing street crossings at specific high-use locations. On January 6, 2015, City Council adopted a resolution to rename the Aqueduct Trail the "Juan Bautista de Anza Trail." The City has retained KOA Engineering as the design consultant for the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA/ED) phase of this project. The scope consists of developing plans, including taking a close look at various trail widths, configurations, and environmentally-sensitive treatments. The end products of this phase are alignment plans for the entire route, environmental clearance, community input, and a phasing/funding plan. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage various uses and opportunities, including recreational, commuter, educational, and conservation. Several public outreach meetings seeking community input were held in October 2015. Trail concepts were presented to the Recreational Trails Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on September 23, 2015. The PA/ED phase is anticipated to be completed in June 2018.