Dakota Park Bridge and Bikeway Project

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Latest updates

Sept. 27, 2019

Staff hosted open house 5 on Sept. 19, 2019. You can now view the presentation and proposed layout below.

Staff plans to present the recommended layout to council in a study session report on Oct. 28. A public hearing for the project is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 18 and a council action is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 2.

Background

Beginning 2019, north-south pedestrian and bike connections to the east side of the city will be available. These improvements are part of the city's Connect the Park plan.

The project area includes Edgewood Avenue from Cedar Lake Road to the railroad tracks, and Dakota Avenue from the railroad tracks to Lake Street.

The project will include:

  • A pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Burlington Northern railroad tracks at Dakota Park
  • A bike and pedestrian network study
  • Installation of a bicycle facility along the corridor

The proposed improvements will be paid for using city and federal funds; there are no proposed assessments to property owners.

Public meetings

  • Sept. 26, 2018 — Open house 1
  • Oct. 30, 2018 — Open house 2
  • March 19, 2019 — Open house 3
  • April 15, 2019 — Public hearing
  • May 6, 2019 — Council meeting
    • Council approval of project from Cedar Lake Road to Minnetonka Boulevard. The remaining portion of the project, Minnetonka Boulevard to Lake Street, will be voted on at a later date.
  • July 9, 2019 — Open house 4
  • Sept. 19, 2019 - Open house 5
  • Oct. 28, 2019 – Study session report (tentative date)
  • Nov. 18, 2019 – Public hearing (tentative date)
  • Dec. 2, 2019 – Council action (tentative date)

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