On-Ramps to the Regional Trail System Master Plan

Three Rivers Park District is collaborating with the Cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Richfield, and Wayzata to design and construct five local “On-Ramps” trail and bike lane facilities that will directly connect to the regional trail system and help overcome the safety issue that users have in accessing the regional trail system by bike or foot.

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The projects include:

Bloomington – 0.82 mile off-street trail on Old Cedar Avenue connecting to the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail and the future local trail south of Old Shakopee Road to the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge/Dakota County.

Brooklyn Park – 0.27 mile off-street trail and 0.46 mile bike lanes along 63rd Avenue connecting to the Crystal Lake Regional Trail and future 63rd Avenue Station of the Blue Line LRT Extension.

Plymouth – 0.39 mile off-street trail along Fernbrook Lane connecting to the Luce Line Regional Trail and a regional employment area.

Richfield – 1.95 mile on-street bike lane along 70th Street connecting to the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail, schools, historic sites, and natural areas.

Wayzata – 0.75 mile on-street bike lane along Ferndale Road connecting the Dakota Rail Regional Trail and Luce Line Regional Trail, as well as downtown Wayzata.

Timeline

Construction of the trail segments will begin in May 2017 with completion anticipated in late July 2017.  The construction dates for each segment are as follows:

Plymouth: Begin construction May 3, 2017, with completion in late August 2017

Brooklyn Park: Begin construction May 8, 2017, with completion in mid-September 2017

Bloomington: Begin construction May 9, 2017, with completion in late August 2017

Wayzata: Begin construction July 12, 2017, with completion in late July

Richfield: Begin construction July 17, 2017, with completion in late July

Contact us

For more information, contact Josh Bowe at 763.694.2063 or josh.bowe@threeriversparks.org.