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CVNT Paving in Center Point

The concrete paving of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail within the town of Center Point has been scheduled to start on Monday, April 3rd, weather permitting.  This section of trail will be paved with concrete, and extends through town and ends at the Apple Creek Bridge.  The bridge over West Blue Creek (NW of Center Point on the CVNT) is still under construction as well, and the contractor hopes to start paving the bridge deck, but it’s also contingent on the weather outlook.

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Linn County Conservation is in the process of replacing the bridge across West Blue Creek, just north of Center Point on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail.  They have shared some construction pictures with us.  At our last board meeting they mentioned that the favorable weather is helping keep the project on schedule.  

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CVNT Paving Update

The Cedar Valley Nature Trail between Shultz Road and Iowa Street in Center Point is still under construction, so we’d like to remind trail users to stay off the trail until construction has finished. Staying off the trail will help construction continue on schedule, and riding into a construction zone is dangerous!
 
With that being said, the construction is expected to be completed by the first week or two of November as long as the weather stays favorable.
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Bike to Work Week 2016

Bike to work week is next week!  Please see the posters attached to this post for the full schedule of events in Cedar Rapids and Marion.
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The Linn County Trails Association has decided to move our board meetings and have also decided on a new meeting time.

Location:
Cedar Rapids Water Administration Building
1111 Shaver Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Attendees should use the gated entrance between the trees.

Time: The second Monday of each month at 6:00PM

Please update your calendars!

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No July LCTA Board Meeting

LCTA will not hold our normal board meeting this month on the second Monday of the month.  We will reconvene on August 10th at 7:00pm.

Enjoy the trails!

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Cyclists are encouraged to ride to the Marion Uptown Farmer’s Market on Saturday June 13th for a chance to win $25 in Uptown Bucks for use at Uptown Marion businesses.  The Farmer’s Market will be held at City Square Park from 8:00am to noon on Saturday June 13th.

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The asphalt sealing that was originally scheduled for May 5th has been rescheduled for May 28th, but it depends on fair weather conditions.  The sealing will occur on the Hoover Trail from 76th Ave to Ely.

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May 18th Press Release from Linn County Conservation:
Cedar Valley Nature Trail to Close During Construction

Linn County Conservation announces that portions of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail from the north edge of Center Point to Urbana will be closed periodically starting May 20.  Utility companies will be preparing for utility line upgrades later this fall and will be working on the trail to prepare the site for the upgrade. 

Sections of the trail will close when work is in progress and will re-open when work activity ends for the day.  Sections of the trail are likely to be closed through July 1. Additional closings may occur periodically through the end of 2015, as utility work continues through that time.

The closing is primarily due to work that ITC will be doing to upgrade an existing transmission line serving the region. ITC is doing ground work that will improve drainage around the trail. The company is also planting native grasses and flowers in the area.

Conservation Director Dan Biechler commented, “We have been working with ITC to enhance the trailside vegetation in conjunction with their planned transmission line upgrade. Although this work will require temporary closures of the trail, the resulting landscape will be consistent with Linn County’s commitment to enhancing the beauty of the trail and the experience for trail users.” 

For up to date information on trail conditions, call the Linn County Conservation Department at (319) 892-6450.

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Linn County Conservation announces that the Hoover Trail from 76th Avenue to Ely will be closed on Tuesday, May 5. A private contractor will be applying asphalt sealer requiring the trail to be closed until the product dries. The trail will reopen approximately six hours after the sealer has been applied depending on drying conditions. The sealer is applied to the asphalt trail to extend the life of the asphalt and reduce long-term maintenance costs. Rain date for sealer application will be Wednesday, May 6. The sealer cannot be applied if rain is in the forecast, so the application could be delayed further depending on weather conditions. For up to date information on trail conditions, call the Linn County Conservation Department at (319) 892-6450.

 

Update:The resealing has been rescheduled for a later date due to wet conditions on the trail.

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