City of Madison Logo
Stay Informed   Find us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   Receive Email Updates  
Anticipated work schedule for next week:                             August 15, 2014 to August 21, 2014
  1. Nickles Electric will continue installing underground facilities for street lighting and traffic signals.  Crews will also continue to install temporary street lighting system.
  2. Payne and Dolan will pave the lower and upper layer of asphalt pavement on the north side of the Baldwin Street intersection.
  3. R.G. Huston will complete water services on the south side of E. Johnson Street between Paterson and Ingersoll Street.  Pipe crews will continue water and sanitary laterls on the north side of E. Johnson Street between Franklin and Blount Streets.  Grading crews will begin roadway excavation and base placement between Paterson and Baldwin Streets on the south side of E. Johnson Street.   
  4. JW Schultz will complete placing new sidewalk on the north side of Baldwin Street intersection. 
  5. Private utility contractors for MG&E and ATC will continue to work joint trench installation between Hamilton and Hancock Streets.
 
Stage 2d:                     Construct north side of E. Johnson/Gorham Street at the Baldwin Street Intersection.
 
Stage 2a,b,c,d:            Construct south side of E. Johnson Street, including water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, electrical work, and roadway items.
Stage 3                        Construct north side of E. Johnson Street, including joint trench for private utilities, sanitary sewer and water service laterals, electrical work, and roadway items.
                                                           
Traffic Pattern:
East Johnson Street traffic will remain reduced to one lane through the entire project.  E. Gorham Street will remain reduced to one lane through the N. Baldwin St. intersection until Tuesday, August 19.  Hamilton Street is now open to two way traffic between E. Gorham and Webster Streets..     
 
Planned Intersection Closures:
N. Butler Street north of E. Johnson Street (long term closure)
N. Blair Street north of E. Johnson Street (Monday - Tuesday, August 18 and 19)
N. Livingston Street north of E. Johnson Street (long term closure) 
N. Paterson Street south of E. Johnson Street (Wednesday, August 20)
N. Few Street south of E. Johnson Street (Tuesday, August 19)
N. Baldwin Street north of E. Johnson Street will be closed between Elizabeth Street and E. Johnson Street.  Baldwin Street will be re-opened to traffic, including cross traffic, beginning Tuesday, August 19.
 
Project Completion Date:  May 30, 2015
Interim Completion Date Stage 5:  November 3, 2014
Project Overview

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.

 

Public Meetings

Bi-Weekly Construction Meetings

The City will hold bi-weekly construction meetings during the project for public to ask questions and learn about the project.  The next bi-weekly construction meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 1:00 pm in the 2nd floor Community room of the Constellation, 10 N Livingston Street.  Following meetings will continue on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 in the same location.  Interested businesses and residents are encouraged to attend.

 

Contacts during construction                                                                                                                

Construction Oversight – Ryan Horst, Project Leader (414) 397-5329   ryan.horst@strand.com

Construction Field Office - (608) 575-1119

City Project Manager – Glen Yoerger, (608) 261-9177  gyoerger@cityofmadison.com

City Traffic Engineering- Tom Mohr, (608) 267-8725  tmohr@cityofmadison.com

 

Plans

Full plan set:  53W0740 Plan Set

Special Provisions:  53W0740 specs

Summary of roadway improvements:  Plan Details

Traffic Study

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: 

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Report

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Appendices



Map
Map of East Johnson