Beginning Tue., Oct. 6, the Marshall Avenue (also known as Hwy. 80) trailhead of the Paul Boorman Trail will be closed for an extended period to allow for construction of a connection to the expanded Guthrie Trail. Most of the Paul Boorman Trail will remain open during the construction period, but visitors will need to access the trail from other available trailheads. The date for reopening the Marshall Avenue trailhead has not been determined yet.
The temporary closure of the trailhead, located at 919 W. Marshall Ave., is part of a larger effort to create more than 10 miles of continuous trails in Longview. Thanks to funding provided by the Longview Economic Development Corporation and grants from Texas Transportation Commission, the City is expanding Guthrie Trail to connect with the Paul Boorman Trail at Highway 80 and connect with the Cargill Long Park Trail just west at Fourth Street.
Phase One of the project, connecting Akin Park to Cargill Trail, was completed in 2019. Construction of Phase Two, connecting Akin Park to Guthrie Park, and Phase Three, connecting Guthrie Park to Paul Boorman Trail, are scheduled to continue through the summer of 2021.
See the Guthrie Trail Construction Phases Map.
Paul Boorman Trailhead locations:
- 919 W. Marshall Ave. (Closed during construction)
- 200 Bill Owens Pkwy.
- 1505 Princeton Ave.
- 2422 H.G. Mosley
- 121 Summers Dr.