Trail Improvement Project
The Trail Improvement Project is a momentous project to make a significant safety, transportation, and aesthetic improvement along a section of the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. This project replaces approximately 2 miles of on-road designated trail with 1.3 miles of off-road paved trail segment and the construction of a 415 foot long pedestrian / bicycle bridge over County HWY W and I-43 in the Town of Grafton (north of Ulao Parkway).
This project takes pedestrian / bicycle traffic off the busy, high-speed County Highway and provides a safe and scenic trail passing Fire Ridge Gold Course, hardwood woodlands, and several small wetlands between Grafton and Port Washington.
This Trail Improvement Project:
Utilizes a small portion of Terminal Road and then exit this road at the crest of the hill, which has good visibility
Constructs new off-road trail segment that would eliminate the use of County Highway W
Constructs a pedestrian/bike bridge over I-43 that woulkd divert traffic off of Ulao Bridge and Ulao Parkway
Construction of new Trail east of I-43 on the existing We Energies right-of-way which eliminates the Trial traveling on Ridgewood Road
Overall, the project improves the safety of the Trail for all users
March 2009: Construction began
May 2009: Support structures completed
September 2009: All construction completed (bridge and Trail connections)
April 2009: Support structures were under construction
June 2009: Deck supports installed and free-span deck installed
October 2009: Bridge celebration / ribbon cutting