Hank Aaron trail construction

Posted by Doug Shidell, September 6th, 2010 1 response

Last Friday, I hiked the section of the Hank Aaron Trail that is currently under construction. Between a point just west of Hawley Road and 93rd Court, the trail has a firm compressed rock surface. I saw a couple of joggers. It looked like it was ready for paving.

To the east, however, the route is still quite challenging. Three bridges need completing: a new bridge over Hawley Road, the reconstruction of the old bridge over the walkway between the VA hospital and the stadium, and the new bridge over the Menomonee River. Work on the trail itself is still at the stage of removing brush, breaking up old sidewalks, and bulldozing the surface.

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One Comment to “Hank Aaron trail construction”

  1. Marty Weigel Says:

    A major portion of the Hank Extension is now paved. The former RR line now has a fresh coat of blacktop from 94th St east to a spot just west of the bridge being built over Hawley/60th St..
    When the bridge is completed (Oct?), the asphalt will continue east through the VA Grounds, over the freeway and then connect to the Hank Aaron Trail south of Miller Park.
    The portion from 94th St. west to the Oak Leaf Trail will not be paved soon as it is to be used as a construction access drive for the Zoo interechange reconstruction,currently scheduled to begin in 2016.