This project is primarily a new paved, multi-use (bicycle/pedestrian) path that will extend the Ice Age Junction Trial (IAJT) northwest from Raymond Road (near Oak View Drive) to Flagstone Drive at Quartz Lane (just east of CTH M). (see map of Raymond to Flagstone segment). At Raymond it will connect to the IAJT segment from McKee Road to Raymond Road constructed by Madison in 2013. The trail from Verona to McKee Road was completed by Dane County Parks two years ago. This is a paved, multi-use path, not to be confused with the Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IAT) an un-paved walking trail which also shares this general corridor. Between Raymond and Flagstone the new path will mostly traverse lands currently owned by Dane County Parks or City of Madison, including Flagstone Park. Dane County Parks is partnering with City of Madison on the lands and funding for this project. It will generally be several hundred feet north of the existing IAT, which follows Upper Badger Mill Creek. The new path will cross the Creek on a new steel truss bridge a short distance north of Raymond Road. The project also includes a 500 foot long paved connecting path from the new path to the current south end of Jeffy Trail (south of Flagstone Drive). 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. (View the overall map of the Ice Age Junction Path). The planned segment from Flagstone Drive to Mid-Town Road is listed separately under planning projects. The current project will also include construction of new sanitary sewer from Raymond Road to serve lands in the Hawks Creek subdivision. The new pipes are generally located under or adjacent to the new path to minimize ground disturbance. More recently, an additional element has been added to this project, consisting of significant storm pipe and open channel improvements downstream of the existing stormwater detention ponds east of Jeffy Trail. This work addresses exiting erosion issues and supports proposed land use changes in this area.
A Public Information Meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Madison Police West District Station, 1710 McKenna Blvd
City staff will present information about the project and seek input on the design. All interested citizens are invited to attend.
Status as of 02/27/2012