Work on the Cedar Valley Trail is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 19. Scheduled work on the trail includes paving north of County Home Rd to Schultz Rd (6.8 miles). Top Grade Excavating of Farley, Iowa is the contractor hired for this project. The project will take approximately 4 months to complete. This portion of the trail will be closed until the project is complete.
Top Grade Excavating reported that work would start with pipe work and rough grading north of Lafayette Road (working north), then proceeding from the south end of the project, working north.
While this segment of the Cedar Valley Trail is closed, Linn County Conservation Department encourages users to explore other trail options in Linn County.
Last summer, the Hoover Trail was paved from Cedar Rapids to Ely, which provides another paved surface route in Linn County. For users interested using non-paved surfaces, Squaw Creek Park is home to trails for mountain biking. Pinicon Ridge Park has several miles of trails for hiking or walking. Additionally, the Grant Wood Trail provides a great running, walking, or biking opportunity in rural Iowa.