LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Crews with the city of Lufkin are extending walkways at the lake outside of the Ellen Trout Zoo.
The walkway will allow for people to walk to the opposite side of the lake. The city will also be adding benches and picnic tables to the wooded area. The project will take most of the year to complete due to wildlife issues.
"During the winter [eagles] lay nest and they lay those eggs and it takes so long to incubate," Director of Public Works Chuck Walker said. "That's why we can't be here in the winter because those eggs."
Walker said the backside of the project will be made out of rocks to blend the pathway in with nature.
"The paths will also be able to be used in the far future when the zoo is able to expand to the other side of the lake," Walker said. "It is part of their master plan."