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West Allis Cross Town Connector
   West Allis Cross Town Connector  

First approved in 2005, the West Allis Cross Town Connector is an approximate 6-mile bicycle/recreation trail traversing the City of West Allis.  The project was identified as a priority project within SEWRPC's 2020 Regional Bicycle Plan.  The trail will provide an east/west link between the New Berlin Recreation Trail, Oak Leaf and Hank Aaron State Trails within West Allis. 

The three-phase construction of the trail, which has already been completed west of Hwy 100, has been delayed by negotiations with the Union Pacific Railroad, upon which two at grade crossings will need to be constructed.  Construction on the bridge over Hwy 100 and remaining portions of the trail are set to begin in 2018, with full completion scheduled in 2019.


The cost of the trail is approximated at $3 million, which includes the cost of bridge construction over Hwy 100.  Funding for the project has been provided through various sources, including the Statewide Multi-Modal Improvement Program (SMIP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Trasportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Community Development Block Grant and a local match from the City of West Allis. 

If you have any questions regarding the West Allis Cross Town Connector, please contact the City of West Allis Engineering Department at (414) 302-8460 or via email.

Planning and Zoning Division
City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 220
West Allis, WI 53214
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(414) 302-8460
Fax: (414) 302-8401 
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

City Planning & Zoning
Steven J. Schaer, AICP
Manager
(414) 302-8466 
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Shaun M. Mueller
Senior Planner
(414) 302-8470 
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