In 2022, the City of Rialto submitted the trail extension project through the CalTrans Active Transportation Program Cycle 6 and is anticipating the award of $7.8 million for the completion of this project in June 2023.
This new 1.75 mile extension of the multi-use path along the historic rail corridor, from Cactus Ave to Pepper Ave, will provide important and safe access for our community to several destinations through the heart of Rialto, as well as provide a critical connection to other existing outdoor recreational areas along the corridor.
The City of Rialto also plans to restore and revitalize the historic Rialto Depot building that is adjacent to the trail extension project. Designed by Thornton Fitzhugh, the historic Rialto Depot building was the main downtown terminal. The catalyst to retore the building came out of community feedback during project development where residents expressed a desire to provide trail amenities including parking and restrooms. The historic Rialto Station, once the building is restored, will serve as a destination and heritage site for all users of the trail.