Last Updated: 03/24/2016

Description

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.

Length
The total length of the path project is approximately 3180 feet (0.6 miles) including the connecting path to Jeffy Trail.
 

Schedule

Construction is currently scheduled for late- 2013, pending receipt of necessary permits from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and approval of agreements with Dane County Parks, our partner in this project.
 

Cost

Preliminary cost estimate is around $380,000 for the path and bridge elements of the project. Sanitary Sewer work is estimated at $210,000. An estimate for stormwater improvements is not yet available.
 

Status

Status as of 03/04/2013

Final plans and specifications for this project are currently being assembled by City Engineering staff.  Madison and Dane County Parks conducted a field reconnaissance of the corridor in 2010.  Detailed survey and plans for the main path and bridge were completed by the City's consultant in 2012. Madison also acquired property from the Madison Audubon Society in 2012, a small portion of which will be used for these paths.

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

Madison and Dane County Parks conducted a field reconnaissance of the corridor in 2010. Detailed survey has been completed and the consultant is completing final plans. Discussions are in progress to acquire some small pieces of land needed to complete the construction.