Parks and Recreation has received Federal and local match funding for the reconstruction of the Sam Morgan Trail between Elway and Randolph and Lower Landing and Highway 10-61. The project will include trail reconstruction, development of trail nodes in Lower Landing, and installation of site amenities such as lighting, benches, bike racks, and litter receptacles. 

Design will take place throughout 2023 with construction to begin in Spring 2024 with a more detailed schedule to follow.

Project Updates

March 21, 2024

Portions of Sam Morgan Regional Trail (between 35E and Randolph and Lower Landing and Highway 10/61) will be closed for tree clearing. This tree clearing is in preparation of reconstruction of the trail this summer.

October 13, 2023

The design team have prepared a 60% set of plans and are on track for an early 2024 bid for Summer construction. Last week, the design team shared a pdf project update presentation with the City of St. Paul Transportation Committee. 

July 25, 2023

Preliminary plans have been completed for the trail reconstruction. 

May 30, 2023

A consulting engineer has been hired to design, prepare construction documents, and manage construction of the trail improvements. We are beginning by collecting any background drawings that may be helpful to understanding the current conditions and collecting soil borings which will help the team understand what will be necessary to design the improvements. A more detailed schedule will follow including dates for community review and comment.

Last Edited: March 21, 2024