N Fish Hatchery Road (CTH D) Multi-modal Improvements

Parks, Trails & Recreation – Design & Construction

The City of Fitchburg hired KL Engineering to design and oversee construction on their Fish Hatchery Road project.   This generational reconstruction of the Gateway to Fitchburg incorporated many multi-modal improvements, including the conversion of one mile of sidewalk to a shared-use path.  A new bridge over Nine Springs Creek provides path users a separate structure from vehicles and an attractive view of Nine Springs Golf Course. 

ADA curb ramp upgrades and crosswalk pavement marking improvements were made at intersections and pedestrian actuated signals are included at signalized intersections.  Roadway lighting was relocated to the terrace to provide better illumination of the path area.  The path connects the Capital City Trail, commercial, residential, and recreational areas, and will connect to the Cannonball Path in the future.

Project Details

Client: City of Fitchburg
Bill Balke
Director of Public Works / City Engineer
Location: Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Dane County
Limits: USH 12/18 Beltline to Brendan Avenue
(1.9 miles)
Dates: April 2020 – May 2022
KL Contact: Samantha Herhiem, PE

Project Elements

  • Conversion of 1 mile of sidewalk to path
  • Bridge over Nine Springs Creek
  • Curb Ramp Upgrades
  • Crosswalk pavement marking improvements
  • Pedestrian actuated signals