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Recreational Trail

July 9, 2019

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.

Recreational Trail

October 5, 2018

This project consisted of one and a half miles of 8’ wide recreational trail along the Big Sioux River and in the City Park in Dell Rapids, South Dakota.  Also included in this project was a 100’ pedestrian bridge across the Dells of the Big Sioux River and a river access concrete pad in conjunction with the recreational improvements.  Recreational trail paving was with 4” concrete and was made ADA accessible.