Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Trails and Bridges
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$2,059,800
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$935,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,600,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$2,016,900
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$1,944,490
Source:Parks & Trails Fund
Start Date:July 2009
Activity Type:Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Project OverviewRenewal of existing State Trail surfaces, parking areas, and trail wayside areas, improving accessibility, enhancing user safety and implementing current best management practices. MNDNR Parks and Trails Division has a identified approximately 85 miles of existing state trail in need of rehabilitation and upgrading. This program also focuses on the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state trail bridges, including structural engineering inspections of all trail bridges . Of the more than 300 existing bridges on State Trails, the majority are wood or masonry former railroad structures of which more than 1/3 exceed 100 years old. Previous PAT Legacy reporting separated bridges from trails, which is no longer the division's reporting strategy as they are part of the same system of recreational use.
About the Issue
The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail renewal efforts are focused on the rehabilitation of existing state trails and state trail facilities, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing infrastructure. The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail Bridge efforts are focused on the comprehensive inspection of existing state trail bridges and the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state bridges, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing structures.
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd