Bicycle Path Updates
Bicycle path construction work is underway for the 2009 season in the following areas:
- Midtown Greenway – Trail maintenance work will begin on the Midtown Greenway between France and Hiawatha Avenues next Tuesday, July 14th. Minneapolis Public Works crews will be filling cracks on the asphalt path to extend the life of the trail, and to make a smoother riding surface. The Greenway will remain open; with work being done on half of the width of the path at a time. Please travel slowly in areas where crews are working, as the trail will be narrowed. Weather permitting work is anticipated to last through next Friday, July 17th.
- West River Parkway – A complete reconstruction of the West River Parkway pathways between Frankin Avenue and Godfrey Parkway will begin next Monday, July 13th. This Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board project will take place in two phases. The first phase will occur between Lake Street and Godfrey Parkway, and is expected to last four to six weeks. The second phase will occur between Franklin Avenue and Lake Street; this work will begin after the first phase is complete. Bicycle paths will be closed during construction. For more information, please visit the Minneapolis Parks website.
- Luce Line Trail – The missing link in the Luce Line Trail is now open for bicycling. In Minneapolis, the new section begins at Theodore Wirth Parkway, between Olson Memorial Highway and Plymouth Avenue. Heading west, the Luce Line Trail goes through Golden Valley and other western suburbs to Hutchinson. Heading east, the Luce Line Trail follows old Bassett’s Creek Trail to the Cedar Lake Trail and Downtown Minneapolis. Use caution on the trail as crews finish minor construction items. For more information, visit the Three Rivers Park District website.
Published Aug. 11, 2009