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Bugline Trail Project Profile

Bugline Trail


  • Waukesha County


  • Construction: 2013-2016

Estimated Construction Cost

  • $2.4M
Project Updates

Phases 1 - 4
WisDOT IDs 2984-34-71/72, Waukesha County

Phases 1 through 4 of this Rails-to-Trails conversion project included widening the trail while minimizing impacts to adjacent wetlands, slopes, and vegetation. CORRE provided construction oversight and reimbursements in accordance with WisDOT Non-Traditional projects. Challenges included limited access for long sections of the trail, minimization of mature tree removal, coordination of contractor work with County work, construction while under public use, public outreach, over-excavations, and extensive environmental regulations.

Phases 3 and 4 were a complete trail design utilizing 100% local funds with CORRE responsible for the survey, design, and construction oversight.

Key Elements

  • Trail design
  • Retaining walls
  • Landscape architecture
  • Intersection improvements to meet ADA requirements
  • Signage/wayfinding
  • Extensive wetlands adjacent to project
  • Minimization of tree removal
  • Over-excavation and HazMat
  • Public outreach
  • WisDOT and Local Non-Traditional Project
  • Construction staging and oversight