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September 28, 2017


A while back lightning struck one of the mature evergreens near the site of the old grand staircase, and as a result it has died and become a potential safety hazard. This week a Parks & Recreation forestry crew are beginning the process of taking the tree down. The current work crew will remove the limbs, and two-thirds of the trunk, to reduce the safety risk. At some point in next couple of weeks, as another crew becomes available, the last of the tree will be removed. 

The Madison Trail will remain closed until November 1. Several pipes important to the project cross the trail and access to them continues to be needed. Once the trail reopens there will still be periodic closures as crews come back to do other needed work required in the construction sequencing. Please note that even when the trail is open there will be stretches paved with impacted gravel. Once crews no longer need to access these sections, the trail will be restored.

Look-Ahead Schedule

The schedule is intended solely for general purposes and guidance only. Target dates for beginning and completion of each task are subject to change.


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