7th Street Trail Project

Project Update - September 30, 2021

Unfortunately we were unable to move this project forward for construction in 2021. Construction is scheduled to move forward in 2022. An updated presentation and schedule will be added here soon. Please watch this space and contact the Engineering division if you have questions in the meantime. 

Open House on Tuesday, October 8th, 2020

An open house was held on Tuesday, October 8th to discuss this project and how it is developing. Construction is proposed for Summer of 2021. The presentation is below for those who missed the open house or would like to view it again along with an FAQ regarding this project. Please contact the Engineering division at 763-572-3554 for more information.

Project Overview

The City of Fridley is reviewing a pedestrian and bicycle improvement project along 7th Street from 53rd Avenue to 61st Avenue. This project would include constructing a ten-foot wide trail on the east side of 7th Street (See reverse). From 53rd Avenue to 59th Avenue we would moving the existing eastern curb for space to build a proposed trail behind the curb for pedestrians and cyclists to use. This would eliminate parking on the east side of the roadway from 53rd Avenue to 59th Avenue.

This project is being proposed to create another connection to our current bike/walkway network that in accordance with the City’s active transportation plan.

This project is in very early planning stages and at this point we are looking to gain feedback. We are also pursuing grant money to cover the cost of construction. If funding is provided and the project moves forward, the earliest construction would begin is 2020. Below are pictures of some options for design.

59th Ave to 61st Ave Cross Section

53rd Ave to 59th Ave Cross SectionMore information can be found in the mailed notice (PDF).

We are seeking feedback at this link: https://polco.us/fridley