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May 30, 2018
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Gateway State Trail: Tunnel Crossing

2018 Legislative Outcome

LCCMR RecommendationAmount Funded
$600,000Portion of the $2,500,000 (expected to be fully funded)

Funding Source

ENRTF logo

(lottery proceeds)

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214, Article 4: Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations, Subd. 9: Land Acquisition, Habitat, and Recreation

Final Language in Law

 (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.

Proposed Project Overview

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.

LCCMR Recommended Funding

$600,000

Project Support

Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) has recommended this project to be funded by the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund.

Bill Status: Funded in 2018

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation $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.
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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