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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Capital City Trail to Close for Major Pavement Restoration

September 23, 2019
Alex DeSmidt, Parks Facility Planner
Land & Water Resources


Contact: Alex DeSmidt, Parks Facility Planner

(608) 221-7212 or



Capital City Trail to Close for Major Pavement Restoration

Second Phase of Pavement Restoration Project About to Begin


MADISON, WI – September 23, 2019: Two miles of the Capital City Trail between Fish Hatchery Road and Seminole Highway will close on Wednesday, October 2nd for asphalt pavement resurfacing. Work is expected to reach completion in November, and will include a bridge replacement just west of Fish Hatchery Road that will improve rider safety and stormwater conveyance. ADA improvements at road crossings and wayfinding signage are also part of the project.


Cyclists and Pedestrians will be required to use alternate routes of travel during construction. Alternative routes, online mapping tools, and additional information are available at:


The Capital City Trail was completed in 2000, and in 2018, 6.5-miles of trail were resurfaced from Nob Hill Road to Fish Hatchery Road. This is the second phase of a multi-year, multi-phase restoration project by Dane County Parks to improve the safety and ride of approximately 10-miles of the Capital City Trail.


For more information, please contact Alex DeSmidt, Dane County Parks Facility Planner:

5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI 53718

Phone: 608.221.7212


About Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast and natural environments for quiet getaways or special events.  Dane County Parks takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.