Minnesota River Bluffs Trail repair projects

Hennepin County will repair a culvert that carries Purgatory Creek at the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail just south of Valley View Road in Eden Prairie.

Construction activities are expected to begin in early 2021.

In 2020, Hennepin County repaired the Minnesota River Bluffs Trail between Pioneer Trail (County Road 1/Highway 14) and Flying Cloud Drive (Highway 61) in Chanhassen.

For more information and other construction activities occurring on the Minnesota Bluffs LRT Regional Trail, go to the Three Rivers Park District's website.

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Culvert repair project in Eden Prairie

Project begins in February

In February, crews will begin repairs on a culvert carrying Purgatory Creek underneath the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail in Eden Prairie. 

Weather permitting, we anticipate the repair work to be complete by this spring. 

Expect intermittent weekday closures 

To complete the repair work, we will intermittently close the trail between Venture Lane and Valley View Road. These closures will be full closures and require people to use alternate routes, but they will be limited to working hours on weekdays. The trail will be open during non-working hours, including weekends.  

Staying safe 

Work will be occurring even when the trail is open. For these reasons, use caution when traveling through the area. This will help keep you and our crews safe.  

Trail repair project in Chanhassen

Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail is open

This Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail located off the road between Pioneer Trail (County Road 1/Highway 14) and Flying Cloud Drive (Highway 61) in Chanhassen is now open.

Since August 2020, crews worked to make necessary repairs which included:

  • repairing the damages caused by mudslides,
  • improving the slope stability,
  • working on stormwater channels,
  • installing permanent fencing, and
  • lowering and restoring the trail

Crews will return this Spring to complete minor site restoration activities.

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