Junior Women’s League project will beautify trestle area, create gateway

LHJWL trestle project with “Lake Highlands” lettering and trees added

Lake Highlands may never return to the old tradition of letting Wildcat seniors paint the train trestle over Church Road, but Junior Women’s League members have a plan to improve the area and create a welcoming gateway for all guests and residents. That’s assuming, of course, they can raise the money.

The trestle is now controlled by DART, which approved LHJWL’s plan to add “LAKE HIGHLANDS” in steel lettering on both sides of the trestle. Additional planned improvements include paint, landscaping, lighting and cleanup of the area.

Now for the funding.

The League is gearing up for their 15th annual Run the Highlands on Saturday, April 27th, which begins and end yards from the trestle and winds through the neighborhood. You may sign up to run the 5K or 10K here or become a sponsor here.

Trestle as it is today

Trestle in 1968. Photo courtesy of Gayle Schultz.

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Contributor CAROL TOLER and her husband, Toby, are the parents of four Lake Highlands High School graduates: Lindsay (2005), Laura (2006), Will (2009) and Ben (2010). She has an MBA from SMU and a passion for writing good-news stories about fascinating people. Email ctoler@advocatemag.com.