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Glacial Drumlin State Trail West Waukesha Bypass project detour starts August 12

By Central Office August 7, 2019

Contact(s): Craig Webster, environmental review specialist - transportation liaison & environmental management, 262-574-2141 or Paul Holtan, DNR Office of Communications, 608-267-7517

WAUKESHA, Wis. - People planning to use the Glacial Drumlin State Trail from August 12 through mid-October should be aware of a trail detour in place in the Town of Waukesha.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is undertaking a West Waukesha Bypass project projects.511wi.gov/westwaukeshabypass (exit DNR), which includes the construction of a pedestrian underpass and surface trail connectors in generally the same footprint as the existing crossing and trail.

A section of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail in the Town of Waukesha will close Monday, August 12 for construction of an underpass. A detour has been posted and signs place along the trail to alert users of the closed section. - Photo credit: DNR
A section of the Glacial Drumlin State Trail in the Town of Waukesha will close Monday, August 12 for construction of an underpass. A detour has been posted and signs place along the trail to alert users of the closed section.Photo credit: DNR

During the time of the trail closure, users of the trail will be detoured to Sunset Drive from Sunset Park to South Grandview Blvd. All dates are weather dependent, but the trail is expected to be closed from August 12 through October 15.

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail - Waukesha Detour[PDF] map is posted at locations where the trail is closed in the work zone. Signs have also been erected at crossing indicating the trail closure.

Running between Wisconsin's two largest urban areas, this trail stretches for 52 miles through farmlands and glacial topography. The trail is open to hiking, bicycling and a 13-mile section from Waukesha through the town of Dousman is paved with asphalt and suitable for in-line skating. In winter snowmobiles are permitted on the 39-mile, limestone section of the trail. For more information on the trail, search the Department of Natural Resources website, for "Glacial Drumlin State Trail."

Last Revised: Wednesday, August 07, 2019

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