Hanley Road path will be extendedA project extending the pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Hanley Road was approved by the Hudson City Council on July 7.
A project extending the pedestrian and bicycle pathway along Hanley Road was approved by the Hudson City Council on July 7.
The council approved a low bid of $40,032 from Tower Asphalt, Lakeland, Minn., to install an eight-foot-wide path on the south side of Hanley from Namekagon Street to where it will meet an existing pathway segment west of Foxglove Way.
The company also will install a sidewalk on the north side of Hanley next to the Aldi’s store and parking lot.
Public Works Department Lead Man Tom Zeuli said Monday morning that the project contract hasn’t been signed yet and the work hasn’t been scheduled. He was expecting both to happen soon.
Former District 2 Alderman Dennis O’Connell, now the postmaster in Caledonia, Minn., first proposed the pathway extension more than two years ago when the city was debating whether to build restrooms and a picnic pavilion at the end of the Lakefront Park dike road.
O’Connell said improving pedestrian safety along Hanley Road would be a better use of the money. He said residents of his district needed a safe pedestrian route to Weitkamp Park and businesses along Carmichael Road.
The city budgeted for — and postponed — the project in 2006 and 2007. Money was also earmarked for the project in the 2008 capital improvements budget.