It’s been a few months since the last update, but planning efforts are still alive and well for the Water Trails Master Plan. Most recently, we’ve been working on signage plans for 22 accesses along the Cedar River. These include directional signs on roadways, dam warning signs, and signage to be installed at each entry point. This process requires much coordination between each City, Black Hawk County, the Iowa DNR, and the Iowa DOT.
For Black Hawk County residents, these signs may be the most visible outcome of the Master Plan process. All 22 signage plans are currently under review. The next steps are to meet with elected officials to review the Master Plan and identify maintenance responsibilities for each government entity. The remaining chapters of the plan will be uploaded in the next few weeks (in draft form). These will include the signage plans and proposed improvements to each access along the Cedar River and Black Hawk Creek. Check back next month for more information, and stay safe out there!