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Posted on: September 6, 2019

City Requests State Funding for Pedestrian Bridge

Members of the House Capital Investment Committee stopped in Coon Rapids on Wednesday during a three day tour of Minnesota. State representatives heard presentations about potential projects to add to next year's bonding bill, including a proposed pedestrian bridge within the City's largest redevelopment district.

Lawmakers learned more about the proposed pedestrian bridge, which would go over Coon Rapids Boulevard. The City would like to partner with the State to cover the $4.5 million cost. The goal of the project is to create a safe regional trail crossing within the City's large Port Riverwalk redevelopment plan. The pedestrian bridge would connect trails that lead to two regional parks and other regional trails. Traffic in the area reaches 31,000 vehicles a day.

The city has committed to pay for at least half of the project cost.

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