Portion of Capital City Trail closes Monday

Closure to replace culverts expected to last 2 weeks
Portion of Capital City Trail closes Monday

A portion of the Capital City Trail will be temporarily closed starting Monday, according to a release.

The closure is to replace a waterway culvert east of Longford Terrace in the city of Fitchburg, officials said.

“The project is anticipated to take approximately two weeks to complete, however with the uncertainty of weather conditions it may take longer,” Dane County storm water engineer John Reimer said in the release.

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, according to the release. West bound bicyclists will use the side path on the north side of McKee Road, and then travel northwest on the road via Yarmouth Greenway and Longford Terrace to the west ramp at the Longford Terrace underpass tunnel.

East bound bicyclists will 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 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, according to the release.

“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 issue son the trail,” Dane County Parks Director Darren Marsh said in the release.

A map of the closed portion of the trail and temporary road route will be posted along the trail.

The portion of the Capital City Trail between Dennett Drive and Dempsey Road will also be closed starting Thursday, according to a release.

The closure for storm sewer construction associated with the Royster Clark development will last a maximum of three weeks, officials said.

A signed detour will be in place between Dennett Drive and Dempsey Road.