Bloomington Nov. 30 Meeting on France Ave Trail Plan

road-sign-_questions_808733__180.jpgIf you drive, walk or live along France Avenue in Bloomington, you’ll want to consider attending the November 30 “neighborhood open house” hosted by the city.

SD49 GOP Newsletter reported on the preliminary plans for a 10-foot-wide, million dollars per mile, France Ave “trail” more than a year ago. 

Now that the city of Bloomington has received a funding grant from other tax sources for 80% of the costs, they are proceeding with the project.  Per the city’s Open House announcement:

“A neighborhood open house is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church at 8400 France Ave. in Bloomington.

The proposed project includes the reconstruction of existing, substandard trails along the west side of France Ave between W. Old Shakopee Road and W. 84th Street. Approximately three miles of trails along the corridor will be constructed to meet today’s standards for multi-modal trails, including additional width and improved intersection crossings, along with an improved crossing over Nine Mile Creek.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019. The project will be done in cooperation between the City of Bloomington and Hennepin County, and is currently in the preliminary design stage.

This meeting will be an informal open house for potential trail users, neighbors, and community members to provide early input on the project. There will be no formal presentation.”

Click here to read project information at the city’s website.