Via August 7 e-news from Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:
The Federal Highway Administration's Transportation and Community and System Preservation program has awarded a $1 million grant to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) toward the design and construction of the East Bank Trail. The completed project will provide 0.75 miles of off-road bicycle and pedestrian trail on the Mississippi River's east bank from 16th Ave NE, in Above the Falls Regional Park, to 8th Ave NE, in Central Mississippi Riverfront Regional Park. This will link Boom Island Park through the Scherer Bros site and Sheridan Memorial Park to the BNSF railroad bridge. The trail is anticipated to be complete in 2015.
For additional information regarding this grant, see the news releaseon the MPRB website.