Work recently started on the extension of the Hank Aaron Trail that will take it from the current end of the paved section at 94 Place and will connect the Hank Aaron State Trail to Underwood Parkway just south of W. Blue Mound Road.
This will be very cool for East/West commuters as the trail will now provide an off-road commuter route from the western suburbs to downtown Milwaukee. Close to 400,000 people live within 15 minutes of the route.
When the extension is finished with crushed gravel, the path will link Lakeshore State Park to the Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail, the New Berlin Recreational Trail and the Glacial Drumlin Trail. It will provide a route, largely off-road, from the lakefront to Cottage Grove.
The crushed gravel will be replaced with asphalt following reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange.