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.