Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

icrt-map-overview_001PURPOSE

In an effort to fill a missing gap within this vast regional network, Three Rivers Park District (TRPD) has undertaken significant planning efforts in the development of the Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail (formerly known as the Intercity Regional Trail (ICRT)). When completed, the trail will extend from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington. The trail will be jointly operated and maintained by the TRPD, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and the City of Bloomington.

TRPD developed the Intercity Regional Trail Master Plan in 2012, and has been fully adopted by the Cities of Minneapolis, Richfield, and Bloomington. Alignment options were considered and presented in a number of public meetings. A preferred alignment was selected and has been approved by the TRBP and the Councils of all three cities. When completed, the trail will extend from Lake Nokomis Parkway to the 86th Street Bikeway in Bloomington, primarily using the Cedar Avenue alignment.

PROJECT ELEMENTS

Features and benefits of the project are outlined below:

  • New 10’ Trail Construction
  • New Ped/Bike Bridge over I-494
  • Bridge modifications over TH 62
  • Kiosks, signage, and other trail amenities
  • Boulevard and Boulevard Trees in some locations

TIMELINE

Construction to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2016.

PROJECT FINANCING

  • Federal Funds
  • Three Rivers Park District

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