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Trails Projects & Connections

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Annual Trail Maintenance

Every summer the city performs annual trail maintenance, including sealcoating and reconstructing trails.

Future Trails

COUNTY ROAD 79/78 TRAIL CONNECTION

Scott County plans to construct a bike and pedestrian trail along County Road 79 from County Road 16 (17th Avenue) to County Road 78 and along County Road 78 from County Road 79 to Jennifer Lane. The trail, which is scheduled for construction in 2017, will provide a safer environment for biking and walking.  An open house for the project is planned for 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the Jackson Town Hall.

PEDESTRIAN TRAIL CONNECTION

The city continues to apply for federal transportation funding to construct a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over Highway 169. The city has future plans to build a pedestrian bridge over Highway 169 [PDF], connecting the Quarry Lake area with the Dean Lake/Southbridge area.

Recently Completed Trail

CARVER HIGHWAY 101 MULTI-USE TRAIL 

A new, 10-foot-wide multi-use trail was constructed across the Minnesota River as part of the 101/61 Southwest Reconstruction Project. The trail connects Shakopee to regional trails north of the river by running alongside the new four-lane, elevated Highway 101 bridge. 

MINNESOTA VALLEY STATE TRAIL

A new 4.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail was constructed along the north side of County Road 101 from Memorial Park to the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. The extension closes a longtime trail gap and provides access to Valleyfair and the Minnesota Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the County Road 101 project on the Scott County website. 

MILL POND TRAIL (Sarazin Street to Memorial Park) 

The City improved access to the Minnesota Valley State Trail at Memorial Park. The City built a trail link from Sarazin Street to the west end of the park. The trail goes underneath County Road 101 by the Mill Pond so that bicyclists and pedestrians no longer have to cross County Road 101 traffic to reach the park.

QUARRY LAKE PARK TO GATEWAY DRIVE

Using a grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the City constructed a new, half-mile trail near the undeveloped Quarry Lake Park. (Quarry Lake Park is in the development stage and not open to the public.)

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