The Capital City Trail will temporarily be closed beginning on Monday, October 6th to replace a waterway culvert east of Longford Terrace in the City of Fitchburg. The project is anticipated to take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
The trail will be closed in the City of Fitchburg from the intersection of Fish Hatchery and McKee Roads to the west end of the Longford Terrace underpass tunnel. West bound bicyclists are asked to use the side path on the north side of McKee Road, and then travel northwest on road via Yarmouth Greenway and Longford Terrace to the west ramp at the Longford Terrace underpass tunnel. East bound bicyclists would exit the trail at the Longford Terrace underpass tunnel west ramp, travel south on Longford Terrace, east on Yarmouth Greenway to the side path on the north side of Mckee Road and continue on to the Fish Hatchery Road overpass bridge. Trail users should expect to encounter construction activity around the Longford Terrace underpass location and are encouraged to walk their bikes when using the west ramp to access the trail.
REVISED SCHEDULE ON PATH WORK - There will be construction work on the Southwest Path between Randall Ave and Park Street, beginning Tuesday, September 2 and continuing through Friday, September 5. The City's sidewalk contractor will be replacing street ramps at various locations. Ramps will be replaced half at a time so that the path will remain open for use, but riders will have to dismount and walk bikes through the construction zones. Please be aware and use caution when riding or walking through this area. For questions contact Tony Fernandez in City of Madison Engineering.
On May 19, construction will begin on new railings and other improvements at the southern-most Causeway bridge on the John Nolen Path (a-k-a Capital City Path), just north of Lakeside Drive. This project will necessitate closing the section of bike / pedestrian path from Lakeside Drive to North Shore Drive, and users will be requested to use a detour route around the construction.
Please see the Detour Map for the location of the construction and detour route. The construction is expected to continue for approximately 3 weeks. The improvement will widen the path and approaches to the bridge, similar to the project done on the two northerly bridges a couple years ago. For more information please contact Steve Sonntag in City of Madison Engineering. Thanks for your patience and please use caution in the vicinity of the construction.