DescriptionThis project consists of a paved multi-use (bicycle / pedestrian) path that will extend the Ice Age Junction Trial northwest from McKee Road at High Point Road to Raymond Road. This is part of a larger concept to create a major north-south bike path extending from Verona to north of Mineral Point Road, roughly paralleling CTH M. Note that this is intended to be a paved, multi-use path, not to be confused with the Ice Age Trail (IAT) walking path which also shares this general corridor.
In 2010 Dane County Parks (in cooperation with City of Madison) completed the Ice Age Junction Trail from Verona Road to McKee Road at High Point Road, including a new signalized pedestrian crossing of McKee. The current project would utilize the existing crosswalk and wide sidewalk which continues west of the intersection to the IAT on Dane County Parks property. From there a new, asphalt path would extend west about 600 feet in easement adjacent to Dane County parkland and then north approximately 2600 feet to Raymond Road, along the east side of property owned by Meriter Hospital. Meriter will construct a portion of the path and provide an easement for the path through their property. The City of Madison will complete the path.
Future plans include a bike and pedestrian overpass of McKee Road approximately 1000 feet west of High Point Road. This improvement would eliminate the at-grade crossing and sidewalk portion of the route. However, this work is contingent on a future project to widen and reconstruct McKee Road which is not programmed or funded at this time.
View the Ice Age Junction Trail map.
LengthThe total length of the project is approximately 0.8 miles including 3200 feet of new path and 700 feet of existing sidewalk.
ScheduleConstruction was completed in two phases. The first phase was constructed by Meriter Hospital under a private contract, and began in April of 2012. The second phase was a public work contract by the City of Madison and overlapped the first phase, having begun in May 2012.
CostProject was completed under budget, with Madison share of costs being approximately $300,000.
StatusStaus as of 03/04/2013
Project was completed in 2012.
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