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Road Construction Updates

Weekly Construction Update 4.6.18

Carol Schroeder

Project Update

The Madison Arts Commission will be reviewing proposed poetry selections for Monroe Street at their next meeting. This meeting will be on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 5:00 PM in room 557 of the City-County Building (210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.). Members of the public are welcome to attend that meeting in support or to express an objection to the selections. For those who are unable to attend but would like MAC members to consider comments, please email madisonarts@cityofmadison.com before 10 am on Tuesday, April 10. Your comments (with your name) will be compiled and distributed to MAC as well as entered into the permanent public record. If you have any questions about this project, please email madisonarts@cityofmadison.com.

Monroe St (Odana Rd – Regent St): 

Only one eastbound (inbound toward downtown) lane is open. The lane of traffic that is open will continue to move between the north and south side of Monroe St as needed.

Breese Terrace (Monroe St - Regent St) is closed except for local traffic to businesses. This will last for the duration of the project.

Oakland Avenue is closed at Monroe Street. During this time, the block of Oakland Avenue between Monroe Street and Madison Street will be closed to thru traffic.

Garfield St. is closed at Monroe St.
Knickerbocker St to the south is closed at Monroe St.
Sprague St is closed at Monroe St.

On the west of the project, the contractor is installing water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer near Glenway and also on Nakoma near Spring Trail.

The contractor is installing water main between Knickerbocker and Commonwealth.

On the eastern end of the project, the contractor is installing sanitary sewer between Regent and  Garfield, water main between Garfield and Grant and the sanitary sewer on Breese Ter.

MG&E will continue to work on their gas main and gas service work from Chapman to Woodrow and in the area around Oakland Ave. and Breese Terrace.

AT&T’s contractor is installing new facilities between Glenway and Nakoma  and also between Westlawn and Woodrow.

 

Construction Details

Eastbound Metro Transit routes will be maintained with bus stops at Glenway Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Arbor Drive, Leonard Street, Grant Street and Regent Street. Detour routes and more information: http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/monroe/index.cfm

The Southwest Commuter Path will remain open at all times, and sidewalk will remain open at all times along Monroe Street on at least one side of the street.

Crazylegs Lane has been permanently closed as of Wednesday, March 7th, to create a new public space.

At times during the reconstruction project, each cross street will be closed at the intersection with Monroe St.  The duration of the closure will vary depending on the type of work taking place.  In order to maintain access to the neighborhood, no consecutive intersections should be closed at the same time.

The Monroe Street reconstruction project and the outbound lane closures of Monroe Street will last until November 2018.

Project Details

Monday, February 5, 2018 to Mid-March 2018:

  • MG&E Gas will install underground gas lines between Chapman Street and Woodrow Street.

  • Only one lane of eastbound traffic and one lane of westbound traffic will be maintained at all times—the peak hour traffic lanes will be closed.
  • Metro Transit bus service will be maintained in both eastbound and westbound directions. Some bus stops will need to be relocated or closed at various times. A list of these stops can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/detours/monroestops.cfm

  • Sidewalk on one side of Monroe Street will be maintained at all times.

Mid-March 2018 to Mid-November 2018:

  • City reconstruction contract will take place.

  • Westbound (outbound) traffic lanes will be closed. One eastbound (inbound) traffic lane will remain open at all times from Odana Road and one eastbound lane will remain open from Nakoma Road.

  • Crazylegs Lane will be permanently closed to create a new public space.

  • South Breese Terrace between Regent Street and Monroe Street will be closed during construction.

  • The Southwest Commuter Path will be redirected during some phases of construction but will remain open at all times.
  • Eastbound Metro Transit routes will be maintained with bus stops at Glenway Street, Commonwealth Avenue, Arbor Drive, Leonard Street, and Grant Street. Planned detours and shuttle information can be found at http://www.cityofmadison.com/metro/monroe/

Monroe Street is scheduled to be resurfaced/reconstructed in 2018. The project limits and construction years are as follows:

  • Resurfacing - Odana Rd. to Leonard St.
  • Reconstruction - Leonard St. to Regent St.

The projects will include design consideration for many items including pavement, curb & gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, streetscape items, lighting, signals & green street / water resource considerations etc.
 

Temporary Street Connection on Woodrow Street

The 2017 Woodrow Street reconstruction project will include widened pavement areas which will allow for more access options during the 2018 Monroe Street reconstruction project. The letter sent to Woodrow Street property owners and residents can be found here: Woodrow St Letter PDF

For More Information check out the city of madison website. 

https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/monroe-street