MASON CITY – Another phase of work is scheduled to be completed this summer on Mason City’s High Line Trail.
The general extent of the work involved is the furnishing of labor and equipment to clear and grub brush and other vegetation along a former railroad right-of-way, grade, compact, construct a lime chip trail, install fence, make bridge modifications, remove and replace PCC pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, construct ADA pedestrian ramps, place detectable warning panels and incidentals between 1st Street SE and 4th Street NE within the City of Mason City.
The final completion date for this phase of the project is July 28, 2023.
Work on the new trail system has been ongoing for years. In 2019, the city accepted a $5,000 donation from Clear Lake Bank toward completion of Mason City’s High Line Trail project, which they called “a needed amenity in Mason City.” The Union Pacific Railroad also made a donation toward the trail project.
Mason City’s High Line Trail, when full completed, will be an eight-mile, partially elevated multi-use trail through the heart of the city. The trail is part of a larger regional trails plan that will connect Mason City residents and visitors to areas of interest and activity around the city, as well as nearby parks and natural areas, including Lime Creek Conservation Area and Nature Center.
Read more about the Highline Trail Project here.
(Photo: Trail construction in Mason City)