Garver Path

Structures – Design & Construction

Garver Path – Pedestrian Shared Use Path

KL Engineering is working with the City of Madison to design a 1-mile connector trail from the Capital City Path to the northeast side of Madison. The project runs through the Garver Feed Mill redevelopment area and O.B. Sherry Park.

The design incorporates a 10-foot wide asphalt trail, two 14-foot wide prefabricated steel truss bridges, and a wetland crossing prefabricated steel truss bridge, which encompassed extensive alternative discussions (asphalt path with wetland fill, boardwalks, bridges, and the combination thereof). Cut stone boulders will be placed at the river crossing bridges to provide access to Starkweather Creek.

The project is unique with Starkweather Drive being converted to a one-way street, allowing for the proposed trail to be constructed within the current footprint of the roadway, decreasing impervious area, and minimizing conflict with trees and greenspace.

Project Details

Client: City of Madison
Chris Petykowski
Principal Engineer
Limits: Capital City Path to Madison’s Northeast side in Wisconsin
Details: January 2021 – November 2021
KL Contact: Chad Halverson, PE

Project Elements

  • WisDOT Non-Traditional Project
  • 2 River Crossing Pedestrian Truss Bridges
  • Wetland Crossing Pedestrian Truss Bridge
  • Significant Alternatives Analysis
  • State & Local Permitting