Tammany Trace Extension into Camp Salmen — Update
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today the project to bring the Tammany Trace into Camp Salmen Nature Park is roughly 60% complete. The pathway within Camp Salmen is ready for asphalt and this will take place as soon base material installation is completed on the section of the path from Neslo Road and Highway 190.
“This long-awaited collaboration between the Parish, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and the City of Slidell, is definitely taking shape, and crews are on schedule,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “We are looking forward to connecting all of Slidell to the Tammany Trace, and eventually, connecting all the way through to Heritage Park. We are definitely moving forward, despite small challenges with the weather, and we wanted to update everyone with the status so far.”
Crews are essentially constructing an entirely new path through a primarily wooded area, near an adjacent busy thoroughfare. The extension will span 1.5 miles from the end of the Tammany Trace at Neslo Road, and culminate where Melody Drive connects to Camp Salmen Nature Park on Parish Parkway. The projected timeline estimates completion by January 2019, barring any other weather delays.