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Trails Temporarily Closed Due to Ice Jams and Flooding

Post Date:03/14/2019 4:10 PM

Trails Temporarily Closed Due to Ice Jams and Flooding

What:                   Temporary Closure of Trails

When:                  Effective Immediately – March 14, 2019

Details:                With public safety as a top priority, the City of Rochester has closed the following trails:

  • Bear Creek Trail Various
  • 6th St. SE Bridge
  • 4th St. SE Bridge - Both Sides
  • 3rd Ave SE Bridge - Near Government Center - Both Sides
  • Mayo Civic Center Pedestrian Bridge
  • 7th St. NE Bridge
  • Cascade Creek Trail at Civic Center Drive
  • West River Parkway (37th St. to West River Parkway)
  • Essex Trail
  • Mayowood Trail Under Highway 52 to Mayowood Road

Parks and Recreation teammates will monitor the trails in Rochester.  When it becomes safe to reopen them, the City will do so.  Communication will be shared at that time.

As snow and ice begins to melt, these closures may occur for extended periods of time.  The community is asked to be aware of the trails they use.  Other routes will need to be used when trails are closed.  For the safety of community members and our public safety teammates, please avoid the closed trails.