Wolf Run Trail is again fully open to the public following a repair and restoration project completed October 31, more than a month ahead of schedule. Heavy damage from historic flooding in August forced closing of the lower mile of the trail at Mazomanie pending repairs.
Under a $683,050 emergency contract, Wisconsin Department of Transporation contractors added protection to both viaduct piers and restored the sloped embankment under the USH 14 underpass at Mazomanie, along with the retaining wall and the stretch of trail washed away in the flood. Wolf Run Association and Gateway to The Driftless teamed up to work with WisDOT, WDNR, Dane County Land & Water Resources, Groundswell Conservancy and other partners on the trail restoration project. A reopening celebration is planned as part of the WRA’s annual Winter Solstice Bonfire Party scheduled Friday Dec. 21 at the Mazomanie trailhead.