Current Construction Projects

Overview
On this page are listed the major Public Works projects the City is undertaking in 2019. Under each heading there is a brief description of the project along with links to related documents and maps. The name and email of the City project manager for each respective project is shown immediately after the project name.
Among these are the City's annual projects for:
  • Street Reconstruction
  • Street Mill and Overlay
  • Street Chip Sealing
  • Sidewalk Repair
The first category above typically consists of one or two major street reconstruction projects. The second category provides new asphalt surfaces on several streets throughout the City. These projects are funded either by the Capital budget or by Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). In some cases, grants provide part of the funding.
The last two categories span multiple neighborhoods in any given year. Click the link below for the location of these projects for the current year.

Street Reconstruction


University Ave. Reconstruction  (Shawn Stauske: Email )
Dane County Highways has made great progress on the reconstruction of University to the west of Parmenter, and that section is nearly ready for placement of new curb & gutter.  Curb is planned for Monday, June 17 but rains may push that back a day.  The schedule will continue to be revised as weather allows progress.

As of now, it’s intended that by Saturday, June 22 the lower layer of asphalt pavement will be placed both east and west of Parmenter.  Since the portion of University west of Parmenter will be needed as a fire and EMS response route, paving University to the west of Parmenter will be a priority.

  

If concrete curbs and driveways have gained sufficient strength, and the lower layer of asphalt can be placed by June 22, the plan is to close the Parmenter intersection (Phase 3) beginning Monday, June 24.  Work within the intersection is expected to require closure for about two weeks.  After completing work within the Parmenter intersection, the full length of University will be ready for the upper layer of asphalt pavement and the application of pavement markings.

The
posted detour route remains on the Beltline, Century Ave. and Allen Blvd.  Side streets are available for local and business traffic. 
   
 
Dane County is partnering with the City of Middleton to reconstruct University Ave. (CTH MS) from about 450' west of Park St. to Cayuga St.  The project will include new curb & gutter, replacement of concrete pavement with new asphalt pavement, and limited replacement of sidewalk sections and utility improvements.  Left turn lanes and new traffic signals will be constructed on University Ave. at the Parmenter St. intersection.
 Construction work will generally take place between 6:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday, excluding Holidays.  Some work on utilities, concrete curb, driveways and asphalt paving may be scheduled on Fridays or Saturdays.  

Bristol St. & North Ave. Reconstruction (Rich Weihert: Email)
The limits for this project are from the north side of University Ave. on Bristol St., through Maywood Ave., and North Ave. from Mayflower Dr. to Bristol St.  This project will include replacement of water main throughout the limits, spot repair of drive aprons, handicap ramps, curb and gutter, and new asphalt pavement and pavement markings.  This project is likely to start mid June and conclude mid-August.  This is an ambitious project for the allotted time.

Maywood Ave. Reconstruction (Rich Weihert: Email)
The limits of the project will be from the West side of Allen Blvd. to the East side of Park St.  This will include water main replacement from Branch St. to Park St., spot repair of drive aprons, handicap ramps, curb and gutter, and new asphalt pavement and pavement markings.  This project could start as soon as mid-April and run through mid-August.

  

Mill & Overlay

(Shawn Ulsrud: Email)

Mill & Overlay is the resurfacing of a street by means of either a partial depth milling (removing only the top layer of asphalt) or full depth milling (removing the entire depth of asphalt without disturbing the underlying base course) then repaving with new asphalt. This type of work typically does not include underground utilities; it is meant to provide a new stable road surface at a lower cost than a full reconstruction.

The City intends each year to resurface several streets in various locations throughout the City. The locations for this year are shown on the project area map (see link above) identified in the legend as "Mill & Overlay."

Property owners will be notified prior to the start of the project. No daytime on-street parking will be allowed during the project, but access to driveways will be maintained whenever possible.

The Terrace Avenue "Mill & Overlay" project 19-104a is scheduled for the 2019 construction season.  This project has a tentative start date of June 3, 2019 with completion sometime in late June.  The first stage will be the spot replacement of concrete curb, driveway aprons and walkway ramps.  This should have minimal impact on traffic and property owners, but will affect pedestrian walkways. The second phase of the project will be the milling of the asphalt with paving to follow.  As additional information comes available it will be posted on this page. Please visit this page periodically to keep up to date on the progress of the project.

  • The Pheasant Lane “Mill & Overlay” project 19-104b is scheduled for the 2019 construction season.  This project has a tentative start date of July 22, 2019 with completion sometime in early August.  This is only a tentative start date at this point, should that date change we will update the website with the new dates.
    The first stage will be the spot replacement of concrete curb, driveway aprons and walkway ramps.  This should have minimal impact on traffic and property owners, but will affect pedestrian walkways. The second phase of the project will be the milling of the asphalt with paving to follow.  As additional information comes available it will be posted on this page. Please visit this page periodically to keep up to date on the progress of the project.


Chip Sealing and Crack Filling

(Shawn Ulsrud:Email )

Project Update: 

  
The chip sealing project is intended to prolong the life of existing pavements that are in reasonably good condition. Streets to be treated are selected by PASER ratings (asphalt condition) and to the extent possible, are grouped by neighborhood. One might view it as a "coat of paint" for the streets to prevent damage from water and UV light. The locations for this year are shown on the project area map (see link above), identified in the legend as "Crack Filling & Chip Sealing."
Prior to applying the chip seal material, the major cracks in the pavements are filled with a rubberized compound. This may be done either during the prior year or shortly before the chip sealing.
The next step is to apply a layer of emulsified asphalt to the road surface immediately followed by a layer of small aggregate chips. At this point, traffic on the road can resume. A few days later, after traffic has helped to set the aggregate, the road is swept and the project is complete.
No daytime on-street parking will be allowed during the project, but access to driveways will be maintained whenever possible.

Sidewalk Maintenance Program

(Tom Weber: Email)
 
Each year the City inspects one-eighth of the City's neighborhoods to determine whether any sidewalks in those areas are deficient and in need of repair or replacement. This year the City will be in section four.  More information can be found at the link below.