Bridge coming to trail in Albert Lea

Progress is being made, but the Blazing Star Trail project still needs more funding

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 10:02 PM

ALBERT LEA, Minn.-It’s decades in the making, local leaders are working to create a trail from Albert Lea to Austin. Now, it's well on it's way to becoming reality.
The Blazing Star Trail received a one million dollar federal grant to build a bridge, connecting the trail over the Albert Lea lake to Hayward.

Susan Blenka says she's been working to complete the project from Albert Lea to Austin for nearly three decades. Now, she says they need just over one million dollars to fully complete the trail, something she's determined to make happen.

“The bridge is the big link to get this trail moving towards Austin,” she said.

They won't be able to touch the grant money until 2022, but Susan says she's hoping bonding money will help start construction this summer.

Article Comments

Mason City
Scattered Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 75°
Albert Lea
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 73°
Charles City
Broken Clouds
73° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 73°
Rochester
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 71°
A beautiful week ahead
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Make A Wish Ride in North Iowa

Image

Limb Lab's golf tournament fundraiser

Image

Rochester native and Olympic Trials qualifier teaches nordic skiing at Quarry Hill

Image

Mason City Pride gets underway

Image

Kingsland school district's new tax referendum

Image

CTK: Charles City

Image

CTK: Osage Green Devils

Image

CTK: Grand Meadow

Image

Scooters causing concern in Rochester

Image

Hagedorn tour in Albert Lea

Community Events