West Metro Regional Trails Study

The new West Metro Regional Trails will connect residents and visitors with key regional and local assets and destinations.

We are working with Three Rivers Park District to determine the preferred alignments for two future regional trails along the western Twin Cities metro area. The trails will include a north-south corridor between Bryant Lake and French Regional Parks, and an extension of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail.

The new trails will connect key park destinations, provide connectivity and access through the cities of Plymouth, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and connect to important local parks, trails and destinations.

To deliver best value to the Park District and its partners, we're using a planning and design process that deeply considers a range of alternative alignments and evaluates them based on suitability, ease of implementation and user experience. We're also implementing an extensive community engagement to inform planning and design decisions.

The study will determine the preferred alignments for the route, and provide the foundation for a subsequent master plan to guide final design and implementation.

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