City of Luverne

Luverne, MN

Key Features:

  • Five-phase, 7.5 mile recreational trail around the City of Luverne
  • Phase 1 (2016) 1.5 miles of 10’ wide paved asphalt trail
  • Phase 2 (2018) 1.68 miles of 10’ wide paved asphalt/concrete trail
  • Phase 3A (2020) .69 miles of 10’ wide concrete trail.
  • Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail (2021) 1.96 miles of 8’ wide asphalt and concrete, 100% privately funded, spurs off the Luverne Loop
  • Phase 3B (2022) .98 miles of 10’ wide concrete trail
  • Phase 4 (2022) .76 miles of 10’ wide concrete trail

Key Experience:

  • Crossing Railway and a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) crossing
  • Partially funded by outside sources, including Clean Water Legacy Amendment Grant funding, Trail Connection Grant, MnDOT Transportation Alternatives Grant and Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)
  • Worked with MnDNR and Army Corp of Engineers for permitting around wetlands and floodplains
  • Staged work around Poplar Creek to avoid spawning of endangered Topeka Shiner minnow
  • Worked with State and County entities for trail located within their R.O.W.

Recreational Trail

DGR Engineering (DGR) was part of the committee that investigated the feasibility of building a multi-use, hard surfaced trail that would circumnavigate the city and incorporate the city portion of the existing Blue Mounds Trail. Later that year, the City received a grant for technical assistance on trail planning through the National Parks Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program. NPS RTCA staff assisted the community through an extensive planning process that explored goals, objectives, possible routes and funding sources. It recommended that the trail should connect many points of interest in and around the city. By the end of 2015, the Luverne Loop Trail Master Plan was finalized.

DGR worked with the City on the design of Phase 1-4 of the trail, as well as the Christopher Martin Ashby Memorial Trail that was located on public and private property. DGR also assisted with grant applications, land easements and land acquisitions. The City was able to utilize a variety of funding sources, including local, regional, state, federal and private grants and donations to develop and manage the Luverne Loop Trail.

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Neighborhood Revitalization

The Southeast Infrastructure Improvements project revitalized the neighborhood by replacing dilapidated infrastructure with new, dependable infrastructure.

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Infrastructure Improvements

The infrastructure investment will significantly improve and benefit the community and all residents with many years ahead with reliable infrastructure.

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Water Treatment Plant

The building is expandable to add future treatment equipment that can double the treatment capacity as water demands increase in the future. With three times more water available and enough annual water appropriation to operate at full capacity all year long, the new facility has become Red Rock’s primary water source.

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Water System Improvements

The water tower serves as both a critical piece of Sheldon’s drinking water infrastructure and as a welcome beacon for the City.

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Drainage Channel Improvements

DGR designed the channel to handle more capacity and protect the area from future flooding, which required making the channel deeper and wider.

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Athletic Field Site Design

Project planning by Augustana University and DGR Engineering to upgrade Bowden Field to a championship level began in 2018, and eventually culminated in a new facility which opened for the 2023 season.

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