Last Updated: 01/12/2022

Latest Update

10/15/2021 Update:
The Contractor has completed all work along E Johnson St and the westerly-side of N Third St. Westbound E Johnson St is open to through traffic. The Contractor plans to construct the path ramp on the easterly-side of N Third St (connecting to new path behind Kwik Trip) in the next week. N Third St will remain open to two-way traffic. The Contractor will also install the Bike Repair Station at N First St at a later date likely in mid-November.

Project Overview

Demetral Park Path: Phase 2 completes the off-street, shared-use path (bicycle & pedestrian) connection from the Yahara River Parkway Path to Commercial Avenue, linking the surrounding Eastside neighborhood to downtown and the future Public Market. The project consists of a new 10-foot wide path from N Third St to the existing Demetral Park Path. The path will be located in the grassy area behind the Kwik Trip gas station and will include additional path lighting. Furthermore, the sidewalk along the 300 block of N Third St will be reconstructed to support an 10-foot wide shared-use path that will wrap around to a nine-foot shared-use path along E Johnson St and connect to the existing path starting in the E Johnson Street/Pennsylvania Avenue triangle block. Lastly, the project will include widening the last remaining portion of typical sidewalk at the corner of E Johnson Street and N First Street to a 10-foot-wide, shared-use path with a Bike Maintenance Station and benches installed to serve cyclists. The project will also include pavement markings at all parth-street crossings to improve the safety for path users and provide better visibility for cars.

Final Plan

Project Limits

North First to Emerson East Park
East Johnson Triangle to North Third Street
North Third Street to Demetral Park Path (area behind Kwik Trip)

Project Schedule

March 2021: Anticipated Bid
Summer 2021: Construction expected to begin

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Meetings, Process

Transportation Commission: Oct. 28, 2020, Approved 
Board of Public Works: Jan. 6, 2021
Common Council: Jan. 19, 2021

*Please note public comments posted on the bottom of this page are referring to the previous Demetral Park Path Project. This project has been updated with a number of elements since these comments and responses were posted. However, to keep transparency, these comments remain on the page.