Updated: Nov 27
The White Bear Press has been busy reporting on various aspects of the trail development with no less than 3 articles this week.
There is a comprehensive update on the South Shore Boulevard project (now in final detail design with construction starting in spring 2022). Kimley Horn and Ramsey County are to be congratulated for gathering such effective and meaningful feedback from residents and others through virtual open houses and on-line comment maps. Utility and drainage infrastructure (thanks to Rice Creek Watershed District input) is also going to get some good upgrades in the process. More details at :
Progress on hwy 96 segment of the trail is complicated by availability of width of right of way in a few key places, incomplete historical documentation of the right of way, and planned turn back of the road from MN DOT to Ramsey County. A shifting of the road to the North by about 15' in a few short sections may be an effective design solution to making this safe for all users.