Good news for bikers and hikers after action by the state Building Commission. State Representative Spencer Black (D-Madison), a member of the panel, says the commission gave final approval Wednesday to finishing the multi-use Badger State Trail. Black says the final six mile section will connect trails in Fitchburg and Madison with the rest of the state, all the way to the Illinois border. The Commission approved about a half-million dollars in state funding to complete the trail, and that will be matched by a million dollars in federal money. It’s estimated a quarter million people will use the trail each year.
WIBA’s John Colbert submitted this report