Dyersville City Council Approves Plans for Extended Trail Project

The Dyersville City Council voted on Tuesday night to move ahead with plans for the North Fork Maquoketa River Trail Project.

The project is an extension of the current trail around Westside Park. It will start at 3rd Avenue Southwest and extend about 14-hundred feet following along the west side of the river.

It will not have any impact on the ball diamonds and soccer fields at the park. Some trees will be in the way, but the City says they’re mostly ash trees that will need to come down anyway.

City Council member Mark Wagner thinks the plan is wasted time and money, saying there’s already a trail in the area. But City Administrator Mick Michels says feedback from the public shows that people want to see the trail system expand in Dyersville.

The project is expected to cost around 130-thousand dollars, but it could be scaled back to 100-thousand dollars, which is what the City has budgeted for.

The City will move ahead by seeking quotes for the project.

Plans and other details of the North Fork Maquoketa River Trail Project are on file in the Dyersville City Clerk’s office. Check out a map of the project below: