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Construction of Multi-Use Trail in Rotary Park Could Commence in August

The village is seeking public input on the trail's design in an informational meeting. The new trail would run along Fond Du Lac Avenue and connect users to Dretzka Park in Milwaukee.

Village planners are seeking the input of Menomonee Falls residents regarding construction of a multi-use trail from 124th Street to Rotary Park.

Surveying work and plans have multi-use asphalt trail that would run along Fond Du Lac Avenue in Rotary Park and connect underneath the 124th Street interchange in Milwaukee. When finished, trail users would be able to walk, jog, or bike from Rotary Park in Menomonee Falls all the way to Dretzka Park in Milwaukee. The proposal resurfaced in April 2012 after plans to widen or add a path initially went to the board more than a decade ago, but were nixed. 

The village is hosting a public informational meeting from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Village Hall to solicit feedback from residents about the project. The meeting will have an “open house” format to allow participants an opportunity to meet individually with project staff and to view exhibits displaying information about the project.

Currently, there’s no walking path for walkers or bikers along Fond Du Lac Avenue in the portion of the village. Most walkers are simply using the shoulder of the road, which can be hazardous. The plans were drawn up in a way to preserve trees and maintain the aesthetic appeal of the trail.

According to a notice sent to property owners near the trail proposal, construction of the path is scheduled to commence in August with a completion date of October. Early cost estimates for the path came in at roughly $900,000.  

atthec44 February 19, 2013 at 09:11 PM
Do we really want to make it easier for Milwaukee’s crime problem to reach Menomonee Falls?
W . Benz February 20, 2013 at 01:16 AM
More RINO spending ...So where is the MFTax group... Referendum per Village Ord. ?
PETE MULOCK February 20, 2013 at 01:37 PM
HASN'T THE VILLAGE SPENT ENOUGH OF OUR TAX MONEY?? I AM SURPRISED THEY DID NOT WANT TO RUN IT PAST THE HOTEL "MONEY PIT" !!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - CUT BACK AND SAVE A LITTLE !!!!
Jann February 20, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Most of the roads throughout the village are in terrible condition, but we are going to spend money on a nice paved trail for Milwaukee residents to walk on. Typical village thinking.
W . Benz February 20, 2013 at 06:01 PM
10 yrs ago the Village board said NO .. Now Trustees are all in but want your feed back and public info so if only a few show up it's on you. Another KING FITZ project for his kingdom ... Bike on over Milwaukee turn left to RINOVILLE .. MFTax try another petition like the last one .. Ha Ha Ha
PETE MULOCK February 21, 2013 at 01:44 AM
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE USING THE PATH FROM ROTARY PARK TO THE BUG LINE???? NOT MANY!!!! WHY BUILD ANOTHER PATH????

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