Bicyclist Tom Campbell, of Urbandale, was taking a break at the Waukee trailhead of the Raccoon River Valley Trail when we met him on Saturday, July 8.  He’d just completed a 72-mile ride on the RRVT “loop.”

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Beginning the week of July 24, the Raccoon River Valley Trail's last three unpaved crossings of gravel roads in Guthrie County will be paved. These are crossings located between the town of Yale and Iowa Highway 141, specifically of 150th Street, 140th Street and 130th Street.  When construction is underway at those road crossings, they will be closed at their junction with the RRVT, and trail users will have to walk their bicycles around the work area. It should take less than a week to complete each crossing, weather permitting.  For more information, contact the Guthrie County Conservation Board office at (641) 755-3061.

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Here's KCCI-TV's story update on "Waukee Railroad Pergola"
Waukee, Iowa, 3 July, 2017

The huge artistic icon by acclaimed artist David Dahlquist and his colleagues at RDG Planning & Design is being constructed at the Raccoon River Valley Trail's southeast gateway in Waukee. And excitement is growing, too. More and more people are bicycling, walking and driving to the site on the west edge of Waukee to see what will be one of the largest public art installations in the world. Tommie Clark of TV8 News recently featured the project, and we have the link to her story. ...

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