Public Works divisions:
Normandale Lake Trails Project
What is the scope of this project?
A large portion of the existing walking and multi-use trails that navigate around Normandale Lake will be maintained either by reconstruction or crack/fog sealing. Trails will be widened to 10' and reconstructed along their existing alignment as necessary, to allow us to save most trees and the existing features around these trails. Trail connections will be added to allow for easier access between existing trails with some small minimally traveled segments being removed.
How is the project funded?
The City of Bloomington has received a Park and Trails Legacy fund grant that will be used for the trail improvements.
What is the project schedule?
The City anticipates beginning path improvements in the spring of 2012 with project completion to occur by mid-summer 2012.
The first phase of this reconstruction will include the closure of the trails from the parking lot on Chalet Rd around the north side of the lake to the trail entrance at W 84th Street/Normandale Blvd. This will also involve the closure of the parking lot off of W 84th St. This closure will last approximately 1 month.
The second phase of reconstruction will be the final phase of construction and will include the closure of the trails from the parking lot on Chalet Rd around the south and east side of the lake to the trail entrance at W 84th Street/Normandale Blvd. This phase is anticipated to begin by Wednesday, June 13. The trails within the Phase 1 area along with the parking lot on W 84th St will be reopened when Phase 2 begins. This closure will last approximately 1 month.
How are pedestrians/bicyclist going to be impacted?
There will be times when segments of the paths will be closed and pedestrians/bicyclists will not have access to all segments. Please watch for signs directing you to the open trails.
Throughout the project design and construction, updates will be provided via this website, the project update page listed below, through E-Subscribe, and via direct mailings to those property owners adjacent to the project.
For more information, contact:
Bob Simons, Civil Engineer