|12/26/2019 2:27:00 PM|
Bike trail bid goes to Peterson Company
Peterson Companies, on Wyoming Trail, Chisago City, will be building the next segment of Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail, into Taylors Falls and the trailhead next to city hall. The bid was awarded by the County Board last week from seven bidders that responded to the request for submittals put out in November.
The Peterson bid was $1,591,332. The next closest bids were close to the $1.7 million range.
County Environmental Services Director Kurt Schneider said the project includes a 160 foot long span over a creek/gully and the hope is to be able to get the bridge into the site while ground is still frozen. The trail itself is 10 feet wide, paved and this piece is about a half mile long. The trailhead (story and graphic in Press November 14) is a cooperative project with Taylors Falls and includes a shelter, rest area and parking.
The whole bid is scheduled for completion sometime in 2020.
Chisago County got a $2.2 million LCCMR state grant in 2017 to assist in upcoming Swedish Immigrant Regional Trail work. WSB and Assoc. has been consulting on the project design and provided engineering services as this trail moved forward in segments.
The SIRT runs east-west north of Highway 8 and connects Taylors Falls to Chisago City mostly off-road but some parts are on marked street bike trail routes. The goal is to extend the SIRT to connect to Wyoming’s Sunrise Prairie Trail, a north-south route, that runs between Washington County and North Branch.