The Mendota-Lebanon Hills Greenway travels 8.5 miles through Mendota Heights, Inver Grove Heights and Eagan. The Mendota-Lebanon Hills Greenway will link Lebanon Hills Regional Park to the North Urban Regional Trail, which connects to the Mississippi River and downtown St. Paul.
Mendota to Lebanon Hills Greenway Master Plan
Proposed pedestrian cross at Highway 110
Dakota County is proposing a federal aid project to construct a pedestrian crossing on Highway 110 in Mendota Heights. This project is the first stage of the Mendota-Lebanon Hills Regional Greenway, an 8.5-mile greenway between the River to River Greenway in Mendota Heights and Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan. The project will provide for a safe and efficient crossing for non-motorized users who utilize the greenway.
Dakota County completed an alternatives analysis to select the alignment and structure type for the proposed crossing. Based on stakeholder and agency input, the County is proposing to construct a box culvert underpass with a median opening and a wider span. This option best addressed safety, visibility and aesthetic concerns while still providing a cost-effective structure. The underpass option also allowed for a flatter trail profile, which should improve the user experience along the greenway.
The construction is planned for 2017 with a Minnesota Department of Transportation roadway project on Hwy 110. See the MnDOT project website.
Open House #1: October 2015 Open House Display
Selection of preferred alternative: February 2016
Preliminary & final design: February–August 2016
Construction: May–November 2017
Project Location Map
Artist Depiction - Birds Eye View
Artist Depiction - North Approach
Artist Depiction - South Approach