|LCCMR Recommendation||Amount Funded|
|$600,000||Portion of the $2,500,000 (expected to be fully funded)|
(j) Minnesota State Trail Development
$2,500,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources to expand high-priority recreational opportunities on Minnesota’s state trails by developing new trail segments and rehabilitating, improving, and enhancing existing state trails. High-priority trail segments to develop and enhance include but are not limited to the Gateway, Gitchi Gami, Paul Bunyan, and Heartland State Trails. A proposed list of trail projects on legislatively authorized state trails is required in the work plan. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2021, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.
Improve user safety by constructing a tunnel for the trail to cross under Hadley Ave, which currently challenging to cross because the street exceeds 8,000 vehicles per day.
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has recommended this project to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.