Mesabi Trail Development - Soudan to Ely Segment

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
December 2018
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2014, Chp. 226, Sec. 2, Subd. 07c
Appropriation Language

$1,000,000 the second year is from the trust fund to the commissioner of natural resources for an agreement with St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail Authority for the right-of-way acquisition, design, and construction of segments of the Mesabi Trail totaling approximately 11 miles east of Soudan towards Ely. This appropriation is available until June 30, 2017, by which time the project must be completed and final products delivered.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$1,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
12.15
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

Running through the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota, the Mesabi Trail provides a recreational and alternate transportation corridor for hikers, bikers, skiers, and horseback riders, as well as some designated snow snowmobile use areas. When completed the trail will include 145 paved miles extending from the Mississippi River in Grand Rapids to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Ely – 115 miles have been finished to date. The St. Louis and Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority are using this appropriation to develop 11 miles of trail segments near Vermilion State Park.

Project Manager
First Name
Bob
Last Name
Manzoline
Organization Name
St. Louis & Lake Counties Regional Railroad Authority
Street Address
111 Station Rd
City
Eveleth
State
MN
Zip Code
55734
Phone
(218) 744-2653
Email
bmanzoline@rrauth.com