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Dakota Park Bridge and Bikeway Project

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Dec. 4, 2019

The city council approved the preliminary layout on Dec. 2. Council also directed staff to further pursue a separated bike lane pilot. More details will be available when staff brings the bikeway to council for approval of final designs.

Council decision 2 staff report (pages 123 - 128)

Public hearing 2 staff report (pages 47 - 49)

Study session 2 staff report (pages 273 - 301)

UPDATED Staff recommended layout for Dakota south bikeway 


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
  • Nov. 12, 2019 – Study session report
  • Nov. 18, 2019 – Public hearing
  • Dec. 2, 2019 – Council action

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