(Juneau) The Gold Star Memorial Trail is receiving a major financial contribution to help complete another step in its multi-phased project. The ten-foot wide paved trail – so named to honor local fallen veterans – currently extends two miles from Mayville Theiler Park to the Horicon Marsh Visitor Center, running along County Highway TW and State Highway 28.
The trail was recently selected to receive a Transportation Alternatives Program grant from the state for $1,092,344 for design and development of Phase 2. This phase of the project will connect the city of Horicon to the Wild Goose State Trail.
An announcement ceremony is being held Monday at 2:30pm at the Highway 26 and 33 Wild Goose State Trail parking lot, near the anticipated connection of the Gold Star Memorial Trail. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson will be on hand to announce the grant. As well as Gold Star families, local elected officials, and other community members.