April 29, 2015
Lilydale road will be closed Monday, May 4th between the train trestle on the west end and the Lilydale monument below the High Bridge. The contractor will be paving the bike path, paving the roadway, and completing various site elements. Work is anticipated to be completed June 5th.
April 17, 2015
Construction activities are underway along the Brickyard Trail. The Brickyard Trail remains CLOSED during construction.
March 23, 2015
Construction of Phase II Roadway and Trail improvements is anticipated to resume April 1st . Work will take approximately 4 weeks and will include paving of Lilydale Regional Trail, installation of site amenities, and final lift of pavement along Lilydale Road. A portion of Lilydale Road and Lilydale Regional Trail will be closed during construction. Please follow posted detour routes.
February 13, 2015
Wells are currently being capped in Lilydale Regional Park. This project includes the capping of 5 wells located near the entrance to the fossil ground parking lot and 1 well located by the DNR boat launch parking lot entrance. Construction should continue through the week of February 16th 2015.
December 30, 2014
Xcel Energy will be trimming trees under the existing
transmission lines the week of January 5, 2015.
November 25, 2014
Lilydale Road is scheduled to re-open on Monday, December 1, 2014. The portion of Lilydale Regional Trail will remain closed until it is paved in Spring 2015.
October 30, 2014
Overhead power poles have been removed and the contractor is planning to pave the roadway and regional trail the week of November 10th. Please note, paving will be dependent on weather conditions. see pic
Cascade capturing bluff water is currently under construction. see pic
October 3, 2014
Base course of asphalt has been placed on the roadway . Most of the trees, shrubs and native grasses have been planted. Xcel Energy has begun work to remove overhead power lines and place electrical service underground. Lilydale Road is anticipated to re-open December 2014. Lilydale Regional Trail will remain closed until pavement can be installed. Current estimate for trail reopening is Spring 2015.
September 23, 2014
Water and sanitary sewer lines have been put in place as well as culverts and other storm drainage components.
September 10, 2014
We are waiting on a piece of information from Xcel Energy to be able to provide a better timeline on when Lilydale Road can reopen. We'll post an update regarding the schedule on Thursday September 11, 2014.
August 6, 2014
A box culvert, which will serve as a bridge on the new road, was placed today. Click this link for a couple photos of the installation - progress photos
Work for the week of August 11 -
* Start installing drain tile and culverts for drainage
* Prepare subbase for road and trail
July 31, 2014
The majority of removals has been completed. The new road alignment is taking shape.
Work for the week of August 4 -
* Place box culvert which will serve as a bridge for the new road
* Start preparing areas for storm sewer pipe placement
July 10, 2014
River levels have receded and work on Phase II has begun! The following graphic illustrates the extents of the project and the work that is being completed.
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Lilydale Road will be closed between the train trestle on the west and the Lilydale Monument below the High Bridge on the East. For safety reasons due to the very narrow nature of this section of Lilydale Road, the road and trails are being closed in their entirety for the duration of construction. Work should be completed in October pending any unforseen delays.
Work for the week of July 14 -
* Layout and staking of project boundaries and road and trail alignments
* Install erosion control measures
April 14, 2014
Bids have been received for the Phase II work and are currently being reviewed. Once a determination has been made, additional updates will be posted.
Project Manager - Phase II
ph: (651) 266-6412