Bicyclist on the Cannon Valley trail
March 5, 2018

Cannon Valley: trail improvements

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$2.84 million$0

Funding Source

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Bills Introduced

HF 3228 – Cannon Valley Trail access and storm water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

SF 2916 – Cannon Valley trail access and storm water infrastructure renovation and improvement bond issue and appropriation.

Final Language in Law

None – not passed

Proposed Project Overview

For improvements to trail access facilities and storm water infrastructure.

2018 Need

$2.84 million

Project Impact

The Cannon Valley Trail is a premier 20-mile trail in Goodhue County connecting Cannon Falls, Welch, and Red Wing. The trail offers a nature immersion experience close to Minnesota’s largest population centers, and attracts 100,000 visitors every year. This project includes two parts: (1) $1,586,450 for the comprehensive improvement of existing storm water infrastructure at ten locations plus the repair of slope failures at another five locations; and (2) $1,256,350 for improvements at four key access points along the trail. Improvements include vault toilets, modern restrooms, improved signage, and picnic shelters.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with Cannon Valley Trail Joint Powers Board

Bill Status Updates:

Mar. 1, 2018

House bill (HF 3228) introduced as drafted by Reps. Haley and Lillie and referred to Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance committee.

Mar. 5, 2018

Senate bill (SF 2916) introduced as drafted by Sen. Goggin and referred to Capital Investment committee.


No further actions were taken before end of session.

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