The City is planning a public information meeting regarding the E. Johnson Street Reconstruction project. It is scheduled for January 31, 2013 at 6 PM at Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St. City staff will present a short presentation on the project and be able to answer questions. Public comments are welcome.
The City of Madison in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is initiating a street reconstruction project on East Johnson Street in the City of Madison. The limits of the project are on East Johnson Street from N Butler Street to N Baldwin Street. The project extends approximately 1.1 miles.
The proposed project includes reconstruction of East Johnson Street to a one-way, urban roadway, with 2-3 lanes, similar to the existing roadway. The proposed street layout will include two through lanes with additional lanes on each side of the street for parking or right turns. Parking lanes may be used for traffic during peak traffic hours. An on street bike lane will also be added with the project. The reconstruction of the street will include the replacement of the pavement, base material, curb and gutter and drive aprons. The proposed project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer systems as well as improvements to the street lighting and traffic signal systems. The existing sidewalk on both sides of the street will remain in place, with replacement of any damaged sections to ensure ADA compliance and replacement of any sections as required for installation of sanitary sewer laterals. All disturbed terrace areas will be restored with topsoil and reseeded.
The project will not require right-of-way acquisitions. Approximately 100 sq ft of temporary easement will be acquired in order to perform work on private property to improve steep driveway slopes and to make a private storm sewer connection to an existing private storm sewer structure. The temporary easement acquisitions will not affect historic properties.
January 2013 Public Meeting
The City held a public information meeting regarding the project on January 31, 2013. A copy of the handouts (PDF) can be found here:
In fall of 2011 through spring of 2012, the City studied the implications of converting Johnson and Gorham to two-way streets along the corridor. Two public meetings were held to discuss the results of the study and obtain public input.
The first meeting was held on Thursday, November 10th, at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St. A copy of the presentation can be found here: 2011-11-10 Presentation
The second public information meeting was held on March 1st at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St. A copy of the presentation can be found here: 2012-03-01 PIM Presentation Handout
A final report has been prepared regarding the study and can be found here: