Work Continues on the Mississippi River Regional Trail in Dakota County

The Mississippi River Regional Trail (MRRT) in Dakota County will be a 27 mile paved trail that will eventually connect South Saint Paul with Hastings and is scheduled for completion in 2014. Construction is now underway on two more sections of the trail.  Work on the 1.5 mile Central Segment has already begun and is expected to be completed late this summer.  Construction on the Pine Bend Bluffs Segment was scheduled to begin on August 6th.

Image Credit:  Dakota County
The work on the Pine Bend Bluffs Segment will be a 1.7 mile stretch from the south Inver Grove Heights border to the northern boundary of the Pine Bend Bluffs Scientific and Natural Area.  According to Dakota County's Road Construction Updates page, the scheduled work for August 10th through the 18th on the Pine Bend Bluffs Segment is for tree removal as necessary and the installation of a silt fence.  Completion of this segment is expected sometime in late October.  Schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and weather conditions.

If you would like to get e-mail updates on this segment of the trail as they are posted send an e-mail to erin.borchert@co.dakota.mn.us with "Add me to the CP 97-98 (MRRT - Pine Bend) update list" in the subject line.

Any questions or comments concerning this project can be directed to the Dakota County Transportation Department or by calling 952-891-7100.


  1. Why is this multi-million dollar project for a bike trail that is so invasive to our rare reserve and regional parks allowed to proceed? Our roads and bridges are in great need of repair and there is NO money for that. This is a SAD use of our tax dollars and a very poorly executed plan that does NOT have public support!

  2. This entry seems really dated. How about an update?


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