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In 2016, work on the intersection of Hwy 67 and I-94 in Oconomowoc had been completed. Along with the road construction and updates, a tunnel underneath the highway was planned and started to give bikes and pedestrians using the Lake Country Trail safe passage on the now-expanded highway. After applying for and receiving funding through the state’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) – money available for non-motorized projects – bids to complete the project came back higher than anticipated, and the City of Oconomowoc was unable to complete the project.

After years of inactivity, the project was put on Bike Fed’s radar as a safety need for those using the Lake Country Trail through Oconomowoc. We actively worked with State Representative Barb Dittrich and City and County officials to find a path forward for funding options for the tunnel. As a result, Waukesha County applied for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant that would give the project the funding it needs to be completed.

We are excited to share that this project was awarded its CMAQ grant and will be completed in 2023.

State Representative Barb Dittrich
Waukesha County Supervisor Tyler Foti