Golden Valley Engages Public in Exciting New Trail Project
The city of Golden Valley is inviting residents and trail enthusiasts to contribute their input on an expansive regional trail that will connect communities and create another avenue for outdoor exploration.
Assistant City Engineer RJ Kakach shared details of the initiative.
“Three Rivers Park District is planning a regional trail. The CP Rail Trail will start up in Becker Park in Crystal and go all the way down to Bloomington,” Kakach said.
Travelers in Golden Valley may have noticed a substantial road construction project currently underway.
The city is working on the installation of a pedestrian underpass and a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 55 and Douglas Drive to streamline traffic flow and prioritize pedestrian safety.
Golden Valley is looking for feedback on a trail that will be constructed south of the underpass.
“The city is very excited about this new trail coming. The two are going to intersect right in the heart of Golden Valley and provide access for trail users—rollerbladers, cyclists, walkers, joggers,” Kakach said.
There’s an interactive map on the Three Rivers Park District website that allows visitors to select their preferred route and corridor.
“We just urge people to go online and submit your comments,” Kakach stated.
The city will be seeking feedback until Labor Day of this year, with the city councils later voting on the recommended route in the fall. The final blueprint for this segment of the trail is expected to be solidified in early 2024.
The public can explore the interactive map and delve deeper into the project’s details by visiting the Three Rivers Park District website.