Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Bike/Ped Path Along Highway 175

In March the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction of State Highway 175 in southern Washington County and there’s a small but important bike/pedestrian component in the plans.

The entire project covers about 2 miles from Beechwood Industrial Court north to Polk Street in Richfield. Highway 175 is one of our least bike-friendly roads, and that stretch of it is an especially busy area with lots of shopping and restaurants. A new multi-use path will be constructed along the west side of the highway from Beechwood Industrial Court north to Elm Street, a distance of 1.5 miles. It will run right past Richfield Elementary School, where today there isn’t even a sidewalk. Nice deal for the kids in that neighborhood!

The Richfield Volunteer Fire Company will host an open-house meeting next Wednesday, February 17, 4-6:30 p.m., for anyone who would like to learn more about the project.


  1. Very interesting... I knew about the construction but I didn't know about the path. I live near 175 and Pioneer, so I wonder if the path will continue north when the next phases of the 175 update are complete?

    1. Not sure, but a link all the way north to Slinger would be nice.