Capital City Trail Pavement Restoration

Dane County Parks is undertaking the first major upgrade to the Capital City State Trail since its completion in 2000 by repaving the original 9.5 miles of trail from Nob Hill Road to Verona Road to improve both ride and safety. The project is anticipated to be completed in three phases in three years, 2018-2020. Phase one was completed in 2018 and phases two and three are anticipated to follow in consecutive years. Updates include new asphalt surfacing, gravel shoulders, ADA compliant detectable warning panels at crossings, centerline striping, and signage updates with the implementation of the Capital City Trail Wayfinding Plan on all phases.

Phase 1 – Nob Hill Road to Glacier Valley Road 
Project Status:  Completed, OPEN. 

Dane County was awarded a $45,000 Recreational Trails Program grant and a $245,000 Stewardship Grant from the DNR for 6.5 miles of trail restoration on phase one from Nob Hill Road to Glacier Valley Road. Payne and Dolan was awarded the Bid of $948,200 for phase one. The restoration work included culvert replacements, gravel base and shoulder restoration, milling/pulverizing existing asphalt and new asphalt resurfacing, ADA compliant detectable warning panels at crossings, centerline striping, and signage updates with the implementation of the Capital City Trail Wayfinding Plan.
 

Phase 2 – Glacier Valley Road to Seminole Highway
Project Status:   Planning
Anticipated Schedule:  Construction in 2019.

Scope:  Pavement restoration work will include updates to the Solar Lighting Test Area and Nine Springs Creek crossing improvements.
 

Phase 3 – Seminole Highway to Verona Road
Project Status:   Planning
Anticipated Schedule:  Construction in 2020.

Scope: Pavement restoration work will address drainage improvements and existing flooding issues at the Dunn’s Marsh Bike Roundabout.  Dane County is working with other municipalities to assess the problem and to identify funding for this portion of the project. Updates will be added as the project develops.