Point Douglas Regional Trail

Services Transportation Design, Water Resources, Construction Services, Land Surveying & Mapping
Client Washington County
Estimated Construction Cost $2.4M
Location Hastings, MN

Project Overview

The Point Douglas Regional Trail project created a safe bicycle and pedestrian connection between Hastings and Prescott, which had no direct connection for non-motorized users. This new trail will extend from Point Douglas Park along the Mississippi River to TH 61 near Hastings. Part of the trail will follow the TH 10 corridor, giving users access to both the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Additionally, this trail is the hub of an existing comprehensive and planned regional trail system throughout the area.


Beyond Design

Washington County selected us to provide environmental documentation, pedestrian and bicycle facility planning and design, preliminary design, and final design on this project. We were also tasked to provide a feasibility study for a pedestrian bridge over the BNSF railroad. This 2.5-mile long trail project will follow the Delegated Contract Process (DCP) for federal funding, which is one of our specialties.

During the development of this Project Memorandum, we coordinated with numerous local agencies, including the MnDOT Cultural Resources Unit, MnDOT State Aid, Minnesota DNR, FHWA, MPCA, US Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, South Washington Watershed District, and the BNSF Railroad.


Community Responsibility

We prepared and submitted a Project Memorandum for this project, which included a social, economic, and environmental study that analyzed the impacts of this project on historic properties, endangered species, right-of-way, water quality, wetlands, floodplains, noise, and air quality. We also included the evaluation of alternate locations and design alternatives, and incorporated all public involvement efforts completed in the design phase.