Maintenance of Recreational Trails

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  03/27/2023


Maintaining the ever-growing miles of recreation trails within Local Agency jurisdiction is proving to be difficult due to the increased demands on trail use and funding limitations. The timely maintenance of paved trail surfaces and the surroundings along the corridor is critical to maintaining a good trail system. This workshop focuses primarily on the management and maintenance of the trail pavement, but also includes other elements such as vegetation, drainage, signing/striping, lighting, amenities, etc. As part of the development of the workshop, a maintenance schedule and checklist for a typical paved trail was created. This workshop steps the audience through the use of the schedule and checklist and educates them on various pavement issues and treatments. Contact the MN LTAP center for more information on when this workshop will be offered in the future.

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