Current Construction Projects
On this page are listed the major Public Works projects the City is undertaking in 2022. 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 & Sidewalk Projects Location Map 2022
Aurora Street, Elmwood Avenue, Parmenter Street Reconstruction
Project 19-121 Project Manager: Shawn Ulsrud - Email
This project has been postponed until 2023.
Hubbard Avenue / Mayflower Drive
Project 20-122 Project Manager: Richard Weihert - Email
Project is substantially complete with some remaining restoration needed. Given the time of the year the contractor is hopeful to get all the back filling completed very soon, however seed and mulch will need to be completed in the spring. Thank you all again for your patience during this long construction project.
Middleton Beach Road ReconstructionProject 21-112 Project Manager: Shawn Ulsrud - Email
This project has substantial completion though the contractor will be back in spring/summer 2023 to repair some broken curb and a few low spots in the street that is holding water after a rain event. View plans here.
Middleton Springs Drive ReconstructionProject 21-118 Project Manager: Erik Sorensen - Email
Plan for Improvement
The street reconstruction for Middleton Springs Drive will be bid in March 2023 with construction anticipated for Spring/Summer of 2023. The project includes pavement reconstruction, geometry improvements, and drainage improvements. Driveway access will be maintained throughout the project during work hours to the greatest extent possible, but some daytime closures will be unavoidable. Business owners will be coordinated with prior to construction. Some curb & gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons will be replaced. A detailed tentative schedule for the project has not yet been developed.
- Bid Date – March 23, 2023
- Public Hearing for Special Assessments – March 27, 2023
- Construction Start – TBD
- Construction Completion – TBD
Pleasant View Road Reconstruction
Project: 15-106 Project Manager: Shawn Stauske - Email
This project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2022. It is a joint project between the City of Madison and the City of Middleton.
More information about the project can be found on the City of Madison website at the link below.Pleasant View Road Reconstruction
Stonefield Meadows & Railroad Drainage Repair
Project: 21-108 Project Manager: Tom Weber - Email
This project is addressing the drainage way issues along the Railroad Corridor. This will include restoration and stabilization of the drainage way, clearing of woody invasive vegetation, addition of riprap. View plans here.
Stonefield Drainage Way Repair
Project: 21-108 Project Managers: Tom Weber - Email & Brad Hopwood - Email
This project will be making repairs to the existing drainage way, reinstalling new breaker stone at the outfalls and weir as well as repairing areas that have eroded soils. Tree removals (Invasive) will take place along the northerly side of the drainage way to allow grasses to grow along this area to assist in stabilization of the ground in these areas. Work will be conducted by City Crews and will take approximately three weeks. View Plans Here.
Street Resurfacing (Mill & Overlay)
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."
Elmwood Avenue Street Resurfacing
Project: 23-104 Project Manager: Shawn Ulsrud - Email
The resurfacing of Elmwood Avenue will take place sometime in late spring of 2023 with completion by mid-August. The limits of this project will be Bristol Street, east to Countryside. Driveway access will be maintained throughout the project each the evenings and during work hours when possible. Some curb & gutter (marked with pink paint) will be replaced in front of driveways, this concrete will need (5) five days to cure prior to driving over it with a vehicle. You will be given notice in person or as a notice on your front door 24 hours in advance. Once the project is complete, please be sure to water any newly seeded areas in front of your property to help promote the growth of the grass seed. Below is a tentative schedule for the project but can be subject to change due to weather or unforeseen construction issues.
- TBD: Storm inlet repairs and Concrete replacement
- TBD: Manhole repairs
- TBD: Milling of old asphalt
- TBD: Undercut & grading of gravel road base
- TBD: Paving
- TBD: Cleanup/painting and buffer days for rain delays
Chip Sealing and Crack Filling
Project Manager: Shawn Ulsrud -Email
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
Project Manager: 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. See Street & Sidewalk Projects Location Map link located near the top of this page. More information can be found at the link below.Sidewalk Maintenance Program
Pheasant Branch Restoration
Pheasant Branch Repair North of Century Avenue
Project 18-125k Project Manager: Richard Weihert - Email
This project addresses the damage caused by the 2018 flooding, from Confluence Pond to Century Avenue. Things included in this project are restoration, root wad installation, adding riprap.
18-125k Bid TabPheasant Branch Repair from Confluence Pond to Century Avenue
Project 18-125n Project Manager: Richard Weihert - Email
This project addresses the damage caused by the 2018 flooding, from Confluence Pond to Century Avenue. Things included in this project are restoration, realignment, root wad installation, adding riprap.
18-125n Bid Tab
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Pheasant Branch Creek Trail, Bridges, and Streambank Restoration Project – Deming Way to North of Century Avenue (FEMA Disaster #DR-4402-WI, Project # 88229, PW 593) is available for agency and public review and comment for a period of 30 days. Written comments regarding this environmental action should be received no later than 5 p.m. on 08/06/2022.
FEMA Public Notice
Draft Environmental Assessment