Shared-use path proposed near 42nd Street

Area along South 42nd Street where a proposed shared-use path would be constructed. Photo: Google Maps.

A shared-use path is in the works for the west side of 42nd Street in Grand Forks.

The 10-foot wide path would cater to bicyclists and pedestrians and run from 17th Avenue South to 24th Avenue South.

A public meeting will be held Oct. 15 to discuss the path. The meeting will take place at Century Elementary School, 3351 17th Ave. S., from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The estimated cost of the project would be $370,000. The city would pay $80,000 of that cost while federal funds would cover the rest.

If an agreement with the state transportation department is approved, the project would begin construction in 2014 and finish by the end of that construction season. The City Council’s Service/Safety Committee will review the agreement and will decide whether or not to give it preliminary approval this Tuesday.

One thought on “Shared-use path proposed near 42nd Street

  1. I hope they move forward with it. I don’t understand these sidewalks to no where that exist in Grand Forks. An example is right down the street where the Springhill Suites and Hampton Inn have installed sidewalks that lead really to no where as Amundson Funeral Home and Valley Memorial Homes don’t have sidewalks. That could be an article that the Herald could research and write about. Or my apartment building that installed a sidewalk; however, they didn’t finish it to the corner, so you really have to go onto the street still.

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