The proposed Stoltzman Road (CSAH 16) trail project includes a 10-ft. shared-use path from Stadium Road to West Pleasant Street. This route connects the Vietnam Memorial to Mankato West Senior High School.
The project will improve safety for pedestrians by increasing the distance between traffic and pedestrians, using flashing warning signs, and offering ADA compliant crossing at all locations on the trail.
Project construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2020 and be completed in Spring 2021.
Blue Earth County is soliciting comments on the effects the project would have on Rasmussen Woods. The proposed trail would run along the east side of the woods on the west side of the road. The project will be less than 1% of the Rasmussen Woods.
Comments must be submitted by mail to the Public Works Department, 35 Map Drive, Mankato, MN 56001, on or before April 3 to Ryan Thilges, Blue Earth County Engineer and Project Manager or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.