Dane County allocates $764K for communities to expand bike trails

County fund will build bike trail between Middleton, Mazomanie

Seven communities will receive matching grants to expand trail interconnectivity throughout Dane County, according to a release.

The 2015 Dane County budget allocated funds available through the Partners for Recreation and Conservation and Ride Bike Trail grant programs, officials said. Municipalities were eligible to receive up to $250,000 to offset bike trail design, engineering and construction costs.

More than $764,000 will be allocated to the city of Madison, the town of Westport, village of Shorewood Hills, village of Cross Plains, village of DeForest, village of McFarland and village of Mazomanie.

Grants were awarded for capital projects that expand bike trail interconnectivity, create destination-oriented regional bike trails, and improve bike safety, officials said in the release.

Projects:

City of Madison: $133,000

Capital City Trail Segment 1 connection to future Glacial Drumlin State Trail.

Town of Westport: $156,621

Woodland Drive Trail connection to proposed North Mendota Trail.

Village of Shorewood Hills: $22,400

University Avenue Trail extension connection between City of Middleton’s and UW-Madison’s trail system.

Village of Cross Plains: $200,000

Zander Park Trail Expansion segment of proposed Good Neighbor Trail between Middleton and Mazomanie.

Village of DeForest: $106,629

River Road Trail segment of Upper Yahara River Trail loop.

Village of McFarland: $64,050

Lower Yahara River Trail Expansion

Village of Mazomanie: $81,517

Lake Marion Trail connection from Lake Marion/County Road KP to downtown Mazomanie and Good Neighbor trail.