MN DNR Update to GBCTA Oct 24 2019
35E/Maryland Avenue Reroute – Project has now been funded. Design work will continue this fall; construction in 2020
Sewer project behind K Mart in St Paul- The city of St Paul has resumed the sewer construction work and the trail should be reopened in late October/early November 2019.
Westminster Bridge – design work continues; Construction work is expected in late spring/early summer 2020.
Hadley Ave – roads have reopened. Trail reopening in 2020; detour remains in place
Brown's Creek trail culvert (mile 0.25) repair will occur next spring
Maintenance- striping on the Gateway delayed by cold weather to spring 2020. 146 fallen trees were removed from the trail in 2019 YTD
Brown's Creek trail usage: average for last 15 months is 452 users per day, June – Aug 2019 daily average was 923
Gateway Extension update:
a) DNR is working on processing 2 easement acquisitions along the extension corridor in May Township (1) and Marine (1) .
b) DNR staff is continuing work on options for Gateway Extension through and /or in the vicinity of William O'Brien State park
c) All easements for the section of the trail from William O'Brien to Scandia have now been acquired.
d) A bonding request for the Scandia to William O Brien section is being prepared for submission to the MN state legislature in early 2020 by the City of Scandia. Get ready to support this in Feb/March 2020