Lake Natoma Trail Gap Closure Project Enters Phase II

This project broke ground in late June and creates Folsom’s first Class IV bike trail, for exclusive use by cyclists. The first phase of construction is nearing completion with a new sidewalk for pedestrians and a 12-foot-wide dedicated bike path in Folsom’s Historic District along Leidesdorff Street between Reading and Wool streets.

The second phase of the project begins this week to extend the trail to the intersection of Riley and Scott streets. During this phase of construction, no right turn from Riley Street onto Leidesdorff Street will be available, and detours will be in place. 

The construction is expected to be completed in November 2018. When finished, this project fills the gap in the Lake Natoma Trail, providing for a continuous path around Lake Natoma with connections to the Johnny Cash Trail, Folsom Lake, and American River Parkway trails.

Historic District businesses on Leidesdorff Street – including Heckle Alehouse & Eatery, Karen’s Bakery and Café, and Body Concepts – are open to the public during construction. Modified temporary access is provided for all surrounding businesses.

For more information or questions about this project, contact City of Folsom Trails Planner Jim Konopka at jkonopka@folsom.ca.us.