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Bicyclist on the Cannon Valley trail
May 30, 2018

Cannon Valley: trail improvements

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Supported Project in P&TC’s 2018 Legislative Agenda

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: Not Funded in 2018

  1. Bills (HF 3228 & SF 2916) drafted that appropriate $2,843,000 for a grant to the Cannon Valley Trail Joint Powers Board to construct the renovation of and improvements to trail access facilities and storm water infrastructure along the Cannon Valley Trail.
  2. Bills referred to committees.
  3. Bills not included in final bonding bill.

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$2.84 million$0

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