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Continued: Minneapolis building $3 million bike-walk trail, the most expensive yet

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 16, 2014 - 5:21 AM

According to the project budget, $800,000 of the project’s funding comes from the federal pilot project for nonmotorized transportation that has funded numerous Twin Cities bike-walk projects in recent years. Property taxes fund the rest, with $1.1 million from city bonds and $300,000 from Hennepin County. The city earlier spent an additional $841,500 in 2008 to install a culvert for the trail.

The city missed a chance to have the federal government foot the bill for the culvert when the new I-35W bridge was being built. But the trail had not been formally added to the city’s master bike plan so it paid for the project.

 

Steve Brandt • 612-673-4438

Twitter: @brandtstrib

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