April detours, closures planned on Raccoon River Valley Trail

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April brings maintenance to the The Raccoon River Valley Trail, including a temporary detour in Dallas Center and brief closures in Redfield.

The RRVT north loop through Dallas Center will be detoured Saturday, April 17 from 8:30  a.m. to noon as volunteers from Dallas Center and the Valley Disaster Relief group remove large trees from the trailside, helping ensure the safety of bikers and workers.

Volunteers will also be on hand to direct trail users through the four-block detour.

In Redfield the Raccoon River Valley Trail south loop will be closed twice between Thomas Street and the first Linden Road crossing, first from April 13-16 and again from April 19-23. The route will be open for use the weekend of April 17-18.

The temporary closures will permit workers to perform necessary erosion control by placing riprap along the Middle Raccoon River adjacent to the trail.

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