CeMar Trail — A project to pave the limestone trail through Thomas & Legion Parks wrapped in spring. In July, a ribbon cutting was held for a new bridge over Indian Creek. Construction of a 240-foot bridge over Marion Boulevard began in August. Steel girders have been placed; the trail surface will be poured and decorative features installed in spring.

Grant Wood Trail — This trail shares the Indian Creek and Marion Boulevard bridges with the CeMar Trail. The Central Corridor project along 6th Avenue opened in August and includes a combination of sidewalks (for pedestrians), side paths (for pedestrians and bicycles) and on-street bike lanes to complete the connection through Uptown as the trail continues west.

10th Ave Sidepaths — Construction of wide sidepaths on both sides of 10th Avenue (US-151 Business Rt) began in August and will be completed in spring.

Cedar Rapids

CeMar Trail — Cedar Rapids’ final CeMar Trail segment opened this fall. The trail now runs from Cedar Lake, around Mount Mercy University’s athletic complex, under 1st Avenue, and ends at Mount Calvary Cemetery. A future Marion segment will pick up from here.

Edgewood Trail — A new segment of this trail near Blairs Ferry Road wrapped this year. Next year work will begin to connect Glass Road to the bridge over the Cedar River and to widen the pedestrian path on the bridge. A portion of the trail along Wiley Blvd. will begin construction next year.

Interurban Trail — A short segment of this trail opened in Cedar Rapids, along Cottage Grove Avenue SE between 1st Avenue and Forest Drive.

Cherokee Trail — A bicycle boulevard through residential neighborhoods on the NW side will coincide with a street resurfacing project next summer. Next summer construction will pick the trail back up in Jacolyn Park and connect all the way through Cherokee Park, to a point just west of Edgewood Road.

Lindale (Grant Wood) Trail — Next year work will begin to connect from the western end of the current Lindale Trail, beneath Blairs Ferry Road NE, and west to Council Street.

Linn County

Morgan Creek Trail — A mile-long trail through Morgan Creek Park is now complete. The trail connects on the south end to the Cedar Rapids Cherokee Trail, runs through a day use area, along improved wetlands, over Morgan Creek on a new 300-foot bridge, through the arboretum and ending at Worcester Road. Design work is underway to continue this trail to the north, across Ellis Road, along Hwy. 100 and running through an underpass at Covington Road. Construction for this segment may begin as soon as 2023. Next fall, construction work is expected to begin on the trail’s eastern end, running along Xavier High School, through the Rock Island Preserve, over the Iowa Northern Railroad, and ending at a point just east of the Cedar River’s edge. A future Biechler Bridge over the Cedar River would connect these two trail segments.

Cedar Valley Nature Trail — Six miles of newly paved trail now connect from Center Point to the north, through Urbana. This project included a realignment of the I-380 underpass, with lighting and signals to alert trail users of oncoming travelers. A complete rebuild and pavement overlay of an approximately half-mile trail segment between Cedar Rapids and Ely was also completed.

Grant Wood Trail — A paving project is anticipated in 2022 for the segment of trail between Waldo’s Rock Park, just east of Marion, to Oxley Road. Land acquisition is underway to connect a “missing link” segment between Oxley and Creekside Roads. Design work has also begun to build up and prepare a current dirt surface trail for future paving, between Creekside and Paralta Roads.