by Dennis Dalman
Four walking-trail gaps in Sartell will be filled in this coming summer after the city council voted unanimously to approve an expenditure for the “Trail Gaps Project.”
Those four places in the city are where there are no trails leading to or joining current walking-biking trails in those areas.
The four gaps are located at the following places:
12th Street N. between Riverside Avenue and Fourth Avenue N.
Seventh Street N. between Riverside Avenue and Second Street N.
Third Street N. between 19th Avenue and just west of 29th Avenue N.
13th Avenue N., just north of the Grizzly Lane intersection.
April Ryan, city engineer, presented the project plans to the city council at its Feb. 13 meeting. In those four areas, some of the lanes will consist of asphalt while others will be sidewalks due to the number of driveways in some areas.
The total cost of the four projects is $582,000. A grant will cover $367,297 of the cost; the city will pay for the remainder, $215,000, which will come from the city’s Street Fund.
Work will begin this summer and likely be completed by October 2023.