MVHS Trail Improvements

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Project Background

Over the last decade, the City of Arden Hills has made significant investment into the development of its community trail network with the intent of a making the City a safer and more enjoyable place to walk and bicycle. The extension of the trails along Snelling Avenue and Lake Valentine Road to connect to Mounds View High School is the latest project to further this effort. SRF Consulting Group is excited to take on this project for the City and partner with the County, local stakeholders, and residents of Arden Hills to develop a safe, aesthetically pleasing, and pedestrian-friendly trail connection to Mounds View High School.

MVHS Trail Concept

Contact Us

Construction Inspector, SRF Consulting 612-322-1603 
Dan Herzog Project Manager, SRF Consulting 763-452-4826 
Assistant Public Works Director, Arden Hills 651-792-7846

Project Status to Date

September 15, 2023: Currently, driveway and ped ramp installations are in progress, and rough grading of the class 5 for the trail’s base has taken place by the Contractor. The Safe Routes to School trail will have bituminous patches installed in the roadway early next week, where a new curb was installed. Still, the area will remain mostly unworked until Xcel Electric relocates its existing power poles in the middle of the new trail, which is scheduled for later in September. This trail route will be designated for student use during the school day to give pedestrians a safe route off the street during construction, and flaggers will be present for construction activities that may impact traffic. When paving operations do finally start, it will take place in the middle of the school day to avoid as much pedestrian traffic as possible. The project is still scheduled to be completed in October 2023.

April 7, 2023: Project plans and specifications posted for construction biding. Bid opening is scheduled for May 4, 2023.

November 16, 2022: The City of Arden Hills is finalizing plans for pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Lake Valentine Road and Old Snelling Avenue to improve safety conditions and connections to Mounds View High School. Construction is planned for the summer of 2023.  We invite you to attend the meeting to learn more about the planned project and construction timeline.

October 2022: Geotechnical evaluation of soil borings begins along proposed trail location.

September 26, 2022: City Council approves final design and construction administration contract with SRF Consulting.

February 24, 2022: The City is awarded Safe-Routes-to-School funds in the amount of $450,000.

September 2021: SRF complete 95% (shovel-ready) plans for the proposed trail project.

May 2021: Public engagement questionnaire was sent to residents in the surrounding project are for feedback on proposed trail project.

February 8, 2021: City Council approved design contract with SRF Consulting.