The Minnesota River Greenway extends for 17 miles across five cities and is divided into four segments. The four segments are:
- Segment 1 – Lilydale Regional Park to I-494 (5 miles)
- Segment 2 – I-494 to Cedar Avenue/ Trunk Highway (TH) 77 (4 miles)
- Segment 3 – Cedar Avenue/ TH 77 to Interstate I-35W (3.5 miles)
- Segment 4 – I-35W to Scott County (4 miles)
The first phase of Segment 2 of the Minnesota River Greenway will be constructed in 2018. The first phase begins at its connection with Big Rivers Regional Trail (BRRT) at I-494 and Highway 13 and extends 1.2 miles south to County Road 26 (Lone Oak Road) in Eagan. The multi-use trail will be constructed along the west side of Highway 13 between the railroad tracks and the roadway.
Construction of a "neighborhood gateway" on the west side of the Highway 13/County Road 26 intersection will include a parking lot, access to the first phase of the Minnesota River Greenway – Segment 2 and seasonal restroom facilities. It will provide for future connection to the next phase of Minnesota River Greenway – Segment 2 from County Road 26 to Cedar Avenue/Highway 77.
The majority of the trail construction is located off of the roadway. However, temporary lane closures may be necessary during some of the construction activities.
To learn more, go to the Minnesota River Greenway page.
Project Timeline: Jan. 29 –October 2018
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To receive email updates for this project, email Erin Borchert at email@example.com. Please include "CP 97-153 Updates" in the subject line.
The right shoulder along Highway 13 from 0.2 miles north of I-494 to County Road 26 (Lone Oak Road) to County Road 26 may be closed to finish constructing the trail.
Trucks will be leaving and entering the roadway along southbound Highway 13 between I-494 and County Road 26 (Lone Oak Road) to access the construction site. Please use caution when travelling through this area.
The earthwork operations for the trail and parking lot are wrapping up. Concrete work will take place during early August. Seeding areas disturbed by construction activities and fence installation continues. Paving the trail and the parking lot is tentatively scheduled in mid-August. The contractor will begin installing signs and site furnishings later in the month.
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Any questions or comments concerning this or any highway projects, email Dakota County Transportation Department or phone 952-891-7900.