Baileys Lake Trail


This project consists of the total reconstruction of the existing Bailey Lake Trail and the construction of a new fishing dock on Bailey Lake.   The new trail will be approximately 1.5 miles long, will be a 10 feet wide asphalt trail, decorative lighting will be installed,  signage will be added, culverts and storm water control will be constructed, new fencing will be installed and the area adjacent to the trail will be landscaped.

The completion of the trail and new fishing dock will provide outdoor activities, within a city setting, that can be enjoyed by all residents and visitors. These amenities will complement all of the outdoor attractions within the city including the park system, trail system, school playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, tennis courts, skating rinks and other fishing locations within the city. The trail will also provide a non-motorized alternative to access a wide variety of locations within the city and will promote active, healthy living.


Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

The Trust Fund is a permanent fund constitutionally established by the citizens of Minnesota to assist in the protection, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources.

Currently 40% of net Minnesota State Lottery proceeds are dedicated to growing the Trust Fund and ensuring future benefits for Minnesota’s environment and natural resources.


Council Authorize SEH to prepare plans and specs

August 13, 2019


Preliminary Design Public Informational Meetings

            Public Meeting #1

            Public Meeting #2


October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019


1:00 p.m. @ Laurentian Manor

5:30 p.m. @ Senior Center

Council Approve P&S and Authorize Advertisement

December 17, 2019

Committee-of-the Whole meeting

Local Paper (Mesabi Daily News)

            Deadline:         Wednesdays

            Advertise:        Fridays



January 3, 10, 17, 2020

Also advertise continuously throughout this time period on SEH bidding web site

Bid Date

January 29, 2020


Present Recommendation to City

February 4, 2020

Committee-of-the-Whole meeting


February 11, 2020

City Council meeting

Construction Begins

June 2020

Actual date TBD

Substantial Completion

August 2020

Actual date TBD

Final Completion

September 2020

Actual date TBD