A small section of the Oak Leaf bike and pedestrian trail would be rerouted in the Underwood Creek Parkway to accommodate a storm water detention pond included in the latest plans for the Zoo Interchange reconstruction.
According to the revised proposal shared at a public hearing Tuesday night, the five-acre pond would be built south of I-94. Officials from the State Department of Transportation said the parkway would be closed at that point, and the trail will be rerouted around the pond.
Based on a limited look at the plans, work to rebuild the state's busiest interchange from 2013 to 2018 will have little other impact on the Oak Leaf. The trail would be closed, however, where it passes through the construction areas, under Highway 45 and under I-94.
The stormwater detention pond on the Oak Leaf Trail is shown in blue on the map above.