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Trail sign along Cannon Valley Trail
March 5, 2019
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Cannon Valley: trail improvements

Project was included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Summary

Current Bill AmtStatus
$3 million$160,000 short of P&TC’s recommendation

Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Bills Introduced

HF 2410 – Cannon Valley Trail access and storm water infrastructure renovation and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

SF 2593 – Cannon Valley Trail access and storm water infrastructure renovation and improvement bond issue and appropriation.

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Final Language in Law

Final language will be added here if passed.

Proposed Project Overview

For improvements to trail access facilities and storm water infrastructure.

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

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2019 Legislative Agenda