The first phase of the West Allis Crosstown Connector Bike and Pedestrian trail is scheduled to officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The first leg of the trail generally runs south and parallel to Greenfield Avenue from 124th Street to Highway 100. The ceremony will be where the new trail crosses 116th Street between Greenfield Avenue and Rogers Street.
This long-planned bike and pedestrian trail project included several new retaining walls, the restoration of an old bridge and a new asphalt street between Greenfield Avenue and Rogers Street.
Funding for the project's $980,000 first phase was provided through federal Transportation Enhancement funds and Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality program funds, in addition to matching Community Development Block Grant funds allocated to the city. Work began in early August.
The new bike and pedestrian trail was built on the historic interurban trolley corridor between West Allis and Waukesha. The corridor is now owned by We Energies, which made it available free to the city.
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