Dakota County will construct 2.4 miles of shared-use trail within Rosemount along Pine Bend Trail. This segment of trail represents the last remaining portion of the Mississippi River Greenway that will span 27 miles within Dakota County from Hastings to St. Paul. The trail will connect the previously constructed Mississippi River Greenway Rosemount West to Spring Lake Park.
The project design includes construction of a new 10-foot wide paved trail that will travel parallel to Pine Bend Trail roadway. The trail will connect to Mississippi River Greenway Rosemount West along the north side of Pine Bend Trail and use a grade separated box culvert which will carry trail users underneath the roadway. The trail will then travel along the south edge of Pine Bend Trail road east across the two at-grade railroad crossings before entering Spring Lake Park through the prairie next to the archery range.
The trail will be barrier separated from the roadway to create a usable corridor for both pedestrians and roadway traffic. The at-grade railroad crossings will be improved to separate pedestrian and vehicle traffic while creating safe traversable surfaces that conform with safety and design standards.
Dakota County and the project stakeholders are working to advance the final design of the trail project. It is anticipated that construction will start in late summer 2022. Coordination throughout the remainder of 2021 and 2022 with the railroad will determine the exact schedule for the start of construction.
If you have questions, please contact Jake Chapek, project manager, at 952-891-7104 or email@example.com
Current Project Layout