Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Trails and Bridges

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,140,164
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,057,941
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,162,750
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,032,534
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,958,472
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$935,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600,000
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,016,900
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,944,490
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2009
Activity Type
Capital Development/Rehabilitation
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2017, Regular Session, Ch. 91, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16,584,000 the first year and $18,891,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:

(1) connect people to the outdoors;
(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
(3) maintain existing holdings; and
(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,140,164
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, First Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$17,237,000 the first year and $18,067,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1) connect people to the outdoors;
(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
(3) maintain existing holdings; and
(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,057,941
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To rehabilitate facilities to preserve our cultural resources and create safe, unforgettable recreation experiences for visitors.In FY17 large culvert on the Paul Bunyan State Trail will be replaced.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2015, First Special Session, Ch. 2, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$17,237,000 the first year and $18,067,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1) connect people to the outdoors;
(2) acquire land and create opportunities;
(3) maintain existing holdings; and
(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,162,750
Direct expenses
$2,162,750
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:

(1) connect people to the outdoors;

(2) acquire land and create opportunities;

(3) maintain existing holdings; and

(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,032,534
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To rehabilitate facilities to preserve our cultural resources and create safe, unforgettable recreation experiences for visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Projects included repairs on the the Gitchi Gami, Paul Bunyan, Willard Munger, and Taconite State Trails.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2013, Ch. 137, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

$16,821,000 the first year and $16,953,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:

(1) connect people to the outdoors;

(2) acquire land and create opportunities;

(3) maintain existing holdings; and

(4) improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan.

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,958,472
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To rehabilitate facilities to preserve our cultural resources and create safe, unforgettable recreation experiences for visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY13, 21.6 miles of state trail was repaved, including segments along the Willard Munger and Sakatah-Singing Hills State Trails.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$935,000
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language

Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources
(a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to:
(1)Connect people to the outdoors;
(2)Acquire land and create opportunities;
(3)Maintain existing holdings; and
(4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,600,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To rehabilitate facilities to preserve our cultural resources and create safe, unforgettable recreation experiences for visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

In FY11, the Parks and Trails Division rehabilitated 8.2 miles of state trail, including segments along the Willard Munger and Paul Bunyan State Trails.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,016,900
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To rehabilitate facilities to preserve our cultural resources and create safe, unforgettable recreation experiences for visitors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through 1 October 2011 The Parks and Trails Division initiated the reconstruction of approximately 5 miles of trail on the Heartland, ~5 miles on the Paul Bunyan and 1 mile on the Willard Munger State Trails.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,944,490
Project Overview

Renewal of existing State Trail surfaces, parking areas, and trail wayside areas, improving accessibility, enhancing user safety and implementing current best management practices. MNDNR Parks and Trails Division has a identified approximately 85 miles of existing state trail in need of rehabilitation and upgrading. This program also focuses on the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state trail bridges, including structural engineering inspections of all trail bridges . Of the more than 300 existing bridges on State Trails, the majority are wood or masonry former railroad structures of which more than 1/3 exceed 100 years old. Previous PAT Legacy reporting separated bridges from trails, which is no longer the division's reporting strategy as they are part of the same system of recreational use.

About the Issue

The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail renewal efforts are focused on the rehabilitation of existing state trails and state trail facilities, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing infrastructure. The Parks and Trails Division's State Trail Bridge efforts are focused on the comprehensive inspection of existing state trail bridges and the rehabilitation or replacement of existing state bridges, to enhance user safety, improve accessibility and repair or replace damaged or deteriorated existing structures. Priorities are informed by the DNR Parks and Trails System Plan.

Project Manager
First Name
Kent
Last Name
Skaar
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St Paul
Zip Code
55155
Phone
651-259-5636
Email
kent.skaar@state.mn.us