The public is invited to a meeting at the boathouse in Brown Deer Park on Thursday, May 24th from 4:30 to 6 to discuss plans for completing the long anticipated phases 3 and 4 of the Oak Leaf Trail. This is the last “missing link” in the off-street connection between the Oak Leaf Trail, the Brown Deer Trail and the Ozaukee Interurban Trail. The map below shows the multiple phases and construction plans involved in making this important connection.
When completed the trail will connect Estabrook Park (NE corner) to the InterUrban trail in Ozaukee County. The address for the Boathouse is 7625 Rangeline Road, but the building is in the middle of the park on the lagoon.
Anyone interested in this important project is encouraged to attend the public information meeting, but I have included a brief update of each of the four phases below.
Phase 1 - The trail from Brown Deer Park north to the Ozaukee Interurban Trail is done. YAY!
Phase 2 - This is a short segment to be done by the City of Glendale. I have a call in to the Glendale DPW and will include their schedule here as soon as I hear back from them.
Phase 3 - The design is close to done for this section within the We Energies powerline corridor from Mill Road to Bradley Road. Construction is scheduled to start in fall 2012 with completion in early 2013.
Phase 4 - Even though trains have not run on these tracks north of Estabrook Park for decades, it was only recently that the railroad filed with the feds to formally abandoned the line. That step was needed before the County could begin negotiations to acquire the real estate. Acquisition is scheduled for 2013. If everything goes according to schedule, bidding would be scheduled for late 2013 with construction in 2014.
Can’t make the meeting? Contact Karl Stave for info at 278-4863 or email@example.com.