The River to River Greenway travels 7.7 miles from the Lilydale trailhead of the Big Rivers Regional Trail (part of the Minnesota River Greenway) to Kaposia Landing and the Mississippi River Greenway. It goes through parks, residential and commercial areas in the communities of Mendota Heights, West St. Paul and South St. Paul.
River to River Greenway Master Plan
The planned project will construct and reconstruction portions of the 1.4-mile segment of the River to River Greenway between Dodd Road (Highway 149) and the Big Rivers Regional Trail in Mendota Heights. Dakota County will reconstruct about 1.4 miles of existing trail and construct a grade-separated tunnel of Dodd Road.
The finished greenway segment will consist of a 10-foot wide paved trail. Other amenities will include:
- Safety and accessibility improvements of the trail crossings of local streets
- Connections to local trails and sidewalks
- Wayfinding and interpretive signage
- Other features consistent with Dakota County Greenway Standards
Final design, environmental assessment, survey and engineering work and the public engagement process will begin spring 2022 and extend through summer 2023. More updates will be posted here as they become available.
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For assistance or more information
Stay up to date throughout the process by visiting this webpage. You can also contact the county's project manager if you have questions:
Tony Wotzka, Project Manager