Madison’s Central Park stuck at crossroads

By Paul Snyder

Madison’s only Central Park development plan hinges on the state letting the city open a pedestrian crossing over the railroad at Few Street.

At the same time, Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., which operates the railroad, is citing safety concerns for its request that the state close three nearby vehicle crossings.

“I know there is a concern about too many open streets right now,” said Alderman Joe Clausius. “But if we can’t get the Few Street crossing, it would be more frustration and us basically heading back to the drawing boards.”

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