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Lake Wobegon Regional Trail completes extension plan into St. Cloud, Minnesota

July 19, 2018

Over two decades in the making, WSB has completed the final step of Lake Wobegon Region Trail’s extension, now leading into St. Cloud’s metropolitan area. WSB’s contribution included trail and bridge design, environmental work, and construction inspection.

Collaboration between WSB, Stearns County, the City of St. Cloud, and the City of Waite Park led to the fulfillment of various project deliverables, including a hazardous materials contingency plan, storm water pollution and prevention plan, final design, lighting plan, and a construction inspection in River’s Edge Park.

“Recreation is a cornerstone of Minnesota’s culture. WSB is grateful for the opportunity to support Stearns County, St. Cloud, and Waite Park in developing this regional trail project,” says Scott Mareck, Senior Transportation Planner and Project Manager at WSB.

The Lake Wobegon Regional Trail is 63-miles long and is one of central Minnesota’s vital recreation assets. Formerly owned by Burlington Northern Railroad Company, this abandoned railroad corridor began its transformation into a regional trail in the fall of 1998. The conclusion of this project solidifies a twenty-year vision, and WSB is proud to have been a part of it.