Last Updated: 09/23/2016
This project is a paved multi-use (bicycle / pedestrian) path that will begin at the intersection of Jacobson Ave and Webb Ave and continue along the former Soo Line railroad corridor to the existing Marsh View path at Highway 30. Detailed planning began in early 2002 and in 2004 the City conducted an extensive public involvement process for the Starkweather Creek watershed looking at bicycle/pedestrian transportation along with other issues which recommended focus on two "backbone" bike routes, the West Branch path [recently completed] and the [Starkweather] East Branch path. This segment will provide an off-street route connecting neighborhoods north and south of Highway 30 and west of Starkweather Creek. By connecting to the Marsh View path it greatly enhances the transportation value of that path while accomplishing a crossing of Highway 30, currently a major barrier for bikes. The project will require structural modifications and retaining walls to make use of the existing Highway 30 underpass.
The length of the project is approximately one quarter mile.
Construction is anticipated to begin in 2017.
Estimated construction cost is $490,000.
Madison has completed a preliminary design and is pursuing appropriate permits in order to advance the project.