A small segment of the Badger State Trail will be temporarily closed, from the south side of the Fitchburg Business Park south to Lacy Road, to allow for the construction of a new crossing. There will be a detour along Seminole Highway during the period that the trail is closed (see link to map). It will be closed starting July 5 and is planned to be reopened on July 25. There is another planned closing in September to complete the new crossing, but the trail will be reopened during the interim period with a limestone screening surface rather than a paved surface. Warning signs will be posted in each direction to warn users of the loose gravel condition.
Additional public streets are needed to serve this area of Fitchburg, and that includes the construction of a new trail crossing. The City understands the importance of the trail system to all of its users, and the goal is to minimize the amount of time it is closed. It is also a priority to maintain safe conditions during the detour period and the interim period that it will be open during the construction activity. Thanks for your understanding.