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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Section of Capital City Trail to Close for Major Pavement Restoration

August 25, 2020
Alex DeSmidt, (608) 221-7212
Land & Water Resources



Contact: Alex DeSmidt, Parks Facility Planner

(608) 221-7212 or



Section of Capital City Trail to Close for Major Pavement Restoration

Third Phase of Pavement Restoration Project About to Begin


MADISON, WI – August 25, 2020: One mile of the Capital City Trail between Seminole Highway and the Bike Roundabout will close on Tuesday, September 8th for asphalt pavement resurfacing. The work is expected to be completed by November and will include drainage improvements, ADA road crossing improvements and wayfinding signage.


Cyclists and pedestrians will be required to use alternate routes of travel during construction. A detour via the cannonball trail will be signed. Access to the Seminole Mountain Bike Trails from the Dawley Bike Hub parking lot will be limited, but access will remain open from the bike roundabout. Alternative routes, online mapping tools, and additional information are available at:


The Capital City Trail was completed in 2000. In 2018, 6.5-miles of trail were resurfaced from Nob Hill Road to Fish Hatchery Road and in 2019 2-miles were resurfaced from Fish Hatchery Road to Seminole Highway. This is the third 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.