Bluff Creek Trail

Overview

The Bluff Creek Trail section from State Highway 41 to Century Trail/Century Boulevard is in need of rehabilitation. The work consists of reconstructing a bituminous trail, which will include: grading, full depth reclamation, upgrading storm water culverts, upgrading pedestrian ramps, clearing unsafe trees and restoring any disturbed areas. 

The contract for this work was awarded to the lowest bidder, Northwest Asphalt. While construction is underway, the trail will remain closed. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, September 30, 2019 and is anticipated to be completed by November 15, 2019. (weather permitting)


Project Updates

November 8, 2019

As of 5 p.m. today, work on the trail is complete until Spring 2020 and will be open for use and maintained throughout the winter. Shortly after road restrictions are lifted in the spring, the trail will close again for a few weeks while contractors assess and repair damage to sprinkler systems, invisible dog fences, and landscaping; complete turf restoration; and replace temporarily-paved pedestrian ramps with concrete.

November 7, 2019

Paving and restoration will be taking place this week.  Paving will start at the end of the trail near Hwy 41 and work to the east.  Due to the below freezing temperatures, restoration will involve temporary stabilization until spring.  The trail will be open for use during the winter months. 

During some of the trail work, the contractors may have disrupted sprinkler systems or pet fences in the area.  These will be repaired in the spring.  If you have systems near the trail please contact the project engineer, Steve Ferraro at 763-286-1623.  Advanced knowledge of these systems will allow for better planning with the contractors that will be working on restoring these systems.

November 4, 2019

Grading will continue Monday and Tuesday this week and paving is scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon.  Paving will start at the end of the trail near Hwy 41 and work east.  Restoration will begin once paving is complete.

During some of the trail work, the contractors may have disrupted sprinkler systems or pet fences in the area.  These will be repaired after the trail paving is complete.  If you have systems near the trail please mark the area or contact the project engineer, Steve Ferraro at 763-286-1623.  Advanced knowledge of these systems will allow for better planning with the contractors that will be working on restoring these systems.

Project Timeline

Week Dates Included Project Activity
Week 1
Sept. 30th - Oct. 4th
Tree Clearing
Week 2 Oct. 7th - Oct. 11th Removals / Pipe Installation
Week 3 Oct. 14th - Oct. 18th Reclaim
Week 4 Oct. 21st - Oct. 25th Grading
Week 5 Oct. 28th - Nov. 1st Paving / Restoration / Irrigation Repair
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