MnDOT wins award for river bike trailThe Minnesota Department of Transportation received a national award for its Mississippi River Trail bikeway.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation received a national award for its Mississippi River Trail bikeway.
The work on the 800-mile route from Itasca State Park to the Iowa border earned MnDOT the National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning.
“The Mississippi River Trail bikeway connects highways and off-road trails that already exist and repurposes them to provide a different opportunity for bicyclists," Tim Mitchell, MnDOT bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, said. “This effort required contributions from private businesses, elected officials, bicyclists and state/local road and trail authorities.”
For more information on the trail, including maps, visit www.mndot.gov/bike/mrt.