Parks & Recreation

Campus Connector Trail

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Project Status: Fundraising

Project Overview:

The Campus Connector trail is a paved, multi-use commuter recreational trail that will run from the Lakewalk to Rice Lake Road. The trail will provide vertical connectivity for residents, nodes of business and education institutes along its path. This will be the first paved, vertical commuter corridor in Duluth. Initial planning started in 2010. Planning efforts will address the current gap in existing bike and pedestrian infrastructure and result in a Mini-Master Plan.

Project Update:

A portion of the Campus Connector Trail along Congdon Parkway was completed in 2014. In 2016, the City installed bike lanes along College Street. In partnership with the Metropolitan Interstate Council, planning efforts resumed in late 2018 and will refine the planning scope as well as develop public and stakeholder engagement opportunities. Duluth City Council approved the Campus Connector Trail Mini-Master Plan on October 28, 2019.

Timeline:

  • Interdepartmental City Staff Kick-Off Meeting  - February 15, 2019
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #1 - April 1, 2019
  • Public Meeting #1 - April 23, 2019
  • UMD/CSS Student Engagement Survey - March/April 2019
  • Public Survey - May 10 - 31, 2019
  • Bristolwood Development Meeting - May 16, 2019
  • CSS Leadership Meeting - May 16, 2019
  • City/County/MnDot Traffic Engineering Meeting - May 31, 2019
  • UMD Leadership Meeting - June 5, 2019
  • Stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting #2 - June 27, 2019
  • Lowell Elementary ISD 709 Meeting - July 8, 2019
  • Parks Commission Presentation (informational) - August 14, 2019 (5pm in Council Chambers)
  • Public Open House - August 14, 2019 (4-5pm; First Floor Atrium at City Hall)
  • Public Comment Period - August 15 - 29, 2019
  • Parks Commission Presentation (action requested) - October 9, 2019
  • MIC Board Meeting Plan Approval - October 16, 2019
  • City Council Action - October 28, 2019

Project Partners:

Metropolitan Interstate Council

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