Construction Notes for South Eastern Wisconsin

Posted by Doug Shidell, May 19th, 2010

Summer construction has started in Wisconsin and is affecting several bike trails shown on the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin map. Two of these involve the replacement of bridges built for trains with bicycle bridges. The other two discussed here are projects to pave previously unpaved trails.
The first bridge project is the crossing of 124th Street. It connects the New Berlin Trail with Greenfield Park and Milwaukee County’s Oak Leaf Trail.

In Shorewood, the bridge that carries the Oak Leaf Trail over Capitol Drive is being replaced. With both bridge projects, detours are posted. UPDATE (July 12): The is now open.
In Waukesha county, the Lake County Trail is being paved. Currently the western section between Nagawicka Park and county B is closed for construction (west of county B, the trail is already paved). Construction on the eastern section is scheduled to start in July. UPDATE (July 12): The entire trail is now barricaded.
In southern Racine county, the county trail is closed between Racine and the Kenosha county line. Signs mark a detour from Racine to Kenosha county. UPDATE (July 7, 2010): this trail is now open and much improved.

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