Capital City Trail will temporarily close to replace waterway culvert
September 23, 2014
Darren Marsh, Parks Director (608) 224-3766 Erika Hotchkiss, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator (608) 224-3762
Land & Water Resources
Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh has announced that a portion of 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, however, with the uncertainty of weather conditions it may take longer,” said Dane County Stormwater Engineer John Reimer. A second press release will be sent out to notify trail users when the project has been completed.
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.
“The culverts being replaced frequently back up and have caused several closures of the trail due to flooding and washouts. The new, larger culverts should eliminate any future flooding issues on the trail,” said Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh.
A map of the closed trail segment and proposed temporary on road route will be posted at various locations along the trail and is also available on the Dane County Parks website at: https://www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/parks/