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
Status: 
In Progress
Start Date: 
July 2009
Activity Type: 
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2014 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2013, Chp. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,059,800
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has a goal of resurfacing 25 miles of paved bicycle trails.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Construction of a rehabilitated bike trail at Itasca State Park is underway. 24 additional park and trail rehab projects slated to be paid for with FY14/15 Legacy funding are in design now.
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a) (3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$935,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has a goal of rehabilitating at least 12.5 miles of state trail each fiscal year.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
In FY13, the Parks and Trails Dvision rehabilitated 21.6 miles of state trail, including segments along the Munger and Sakatah-Singing Hills State Trails.
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Chp. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a) (3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,600,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has a goal of rehabilitating at least 12.5 miles of state trail each fiscal year.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Through 1 January 2013 the Parks and Trails Division completed construction of 14.8 miles of State Trail corridor.
Project Details:
2011 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$2,016,900
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has a goal of rehabilitating at least 12.5 miles of state trail each fiscal year.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
In FY11, the Parks and Trails Dvision rehabilitated 21.6 miles of state trail, including segments along the Munger, Paul Bunyan and Heartland State Trails.
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Chp. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2 (3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$1,944,490
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The Parks and Trails Division has a goal of rehabilitating at least 12.5 miles of state trail each fiscal year.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Through 1 October 2011 The Parks and Trails Division initiated the reconstruction of approximately 12 miles of State Trail corridor.

Project Overview

Renewal 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.

Project Manager

Kent
Skaar
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5636