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newly paved segment of Wagon Wheel Trail
May 30, 2018
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Wagon Wheel: trail extension

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$2 million$2.5 million

Funding Source

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 1: Capital Improvement Appropriations: Section 7: Natural Resources

Final Language in Law

Subd. 16. La Crescent; Wagon Wheel Trail $ 2,500,000
For a grant to the city of La Crescent for phase three of four phases of the Wagon Wheel Trail project, including predesign, design, engineering, and construction of a grade-separated crossing of marked Trunk Highways 14, 16, and 61 near downtown La Crescent that will connect to the existing Wagon Wheel Trail.

Proposed Project Overview

Extend trail to the river by building a trail bridge and safety improvements, connecting downtown La Crescent to the Mississippi River.

2018 Identified Need

$2 million

Project Impact

This project would fund the construction of a bike and pedestrian bridge over Highway 61. The bridge will provide a safe and reliable crossing for trail users who seek a safe route and access to downtown La Crescent and La Crosse, WI. The bridge is an important element of the Wagon Wheel Trail that will allow access to the Mississippi River trail system and other local trails in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with the city of La Crescent, Minn.

Bill Status

  1. Bills (HF 3102 & SF 2923) introduced that appropriate $2,500,000 for a grant to the city of La Crescent for a trail bridge and safety improvements, connecting downtown La Crescent to the Mississippi River.
  2. Bills referred to committees.
  3. Bills included in bonding bill.
  4. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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