The 1.3-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail along Big Lake Road is nearly complete and should be ready for public use by Wednesday, July 31.

The trail extends between University Road and Pinewood Drive with the intention of creating a safer route for bicyclists and pedestrians between Fond du Lac facilities and the city of Cloquet, while also enhancing road safety, according to a notice from the Fond du Lac Reservation.

The Fond du Lac Reservation and Carlton County have had the project in the works since 2011.

KGM Contractors of Angora wrapped up paving of the trail last week and cleanup is scheduled for this week.