Daniell Trail

Bellevue, NE

Daniell Trail is an extension of the Bellevue Loop Trail that winds through several residential neighborhoods in southwest Bellevue.  The project brought together several stakeholders, including Sarpy County, the City of Bellevue, the Papio-Missouri River NRD, and five E&A-managed Sanitary and Improvement Districts to fund the project.  The trail’s picturesque route along a creek meant coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers and poor soils, particularly troublesome during the structural tasks of bridge abutments.

Thanks to the help of E&A, the Daniell Trail project led by Sarpy County Public Works now provides an important neighborhood connection to the Keystone Trail and the surrounding trail network. E&A brought six contributing local agencies together and created a design that completed the objective with limited available project funds. With involvement through initial planning, design, permitting, construction inspection and staking, the project benefited from E&A’s seamless project experience.

Dennis Wilson
Sarpy County Engineer


The Danielle Trail is an 8’ wide recreational trail nearly 1 ½ mile with two pedestrian bridges.  It winds its way along a creek, connecting neighborhoods to the Bellevue Loop Trail and the Omaha-area trail system.  Coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers and careful construction practices ensured minimal disturbance to the creek.  The trail was in demand as soon as construction was completed, with many neighbors using it for commuting to school and work.

Key Partners

JEO Consulting Group, Inc.
Thiele Geotech
Sarpy County, Nebraska
City of Bellevue, Nebraska
Papio-Missouri River NRD