KL Engineering worked with the City of Madison, WI to design a 1-mile connector trail from the Capital City Path to the northeast side of Madison running through the Garver Feed Mill redevelopment area and O.B. Sherry Park.
The design incorporated 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 limestone boulders were placed at the river crossing bridges to provide access to Starkweather Creek.
The project is unique because Starkweather Drive was converted to a one-way street which allowed for the trail to be constructed within the current footprint of the roadway, decreasing impervious areas, and minimizing conflict with trees and greenspace.