Last Updated 07/28/2016
Update - Public Meeting scheduled for August 11, 2016 at Edgewood College. See details below...
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.
Please consider taking this survey to assist the City on the importance of various issues to you (traffic, pedestrian, bicycles, bus transit, stormwater treatment, placemaking, etc). Input received will be considered in the design of the reconstruction. The link is posted below and will be open through Sunday August 7, 2016.
Public Meetings / Engagement Process
Future - October 27, 6:00-7:30 PM - Cross Section Open House, location TBD
Future - September 29, 2016 6:00-7:30 PM - Summer Input Review and Cross Section Workshop - Wingra School
Future - September 1, 2016 6:00-7:30 PM - Green Infrastructure World Cafe - HotelRED
Next - August 11, 2016, 6:00-9:00 PM - Pedestrian, Bike, Transit Infrastructure World Cafe - Edgewood College, Washburn Room
The next meeting in this public engagement process is the Pedestrian, Bike, Transit Infrastructure World Café. At this meeting we aim to understand the community's perspective on issues and opportunities related to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit infrastructure design on Monroe Street, including how these different uses will interact following reconstruction. Participants will hear from City of Madison staff about reconstruction plans, multi-modal design concepts and considerations, and have the opportunity to discuss in small groups the complex opportunities and tradeoffs involved in multi-modal planning on Monroe Street. We hope to see you there!
What: Monroe Street Reconstruction Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Transit Infrastructure World Café
When: Thursday, August 11th, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: The Washburn Room @ Edgewood College 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, WI 53711
RSVP: To help us plan accordingly, please register/RSVP for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monroe-street-pedestrian-bicycle-and-transit-infrastructure-world-cafe-tickets-26566505132. Those who are unable to RSVP are still welcome to attend.
*Note that some surface parking lot space may be unavailable at Edgewood College at this time due to resurfacing, so please allocate an additional five minutes for parking. If you have limited mobility, please contact Zia Brucaya at email@example.com to inquire about special accommodations.
Business Focus Group
City staff and representatives of the business community discussed the proposed reconstruction project. Notes from the meeting can be found here: business focus group notes
June 13, 2016 - Wingra School
The City of Madison held a Monroe Street Reconstruction Kickoff Meeting on June 13, 2016 from 7:00 -9:00 PM in the Wingra School Gymnasium (2nd floor). The presentation can be found here: presentation
Comments received by the City and other notes are included here: Meeting notes
Please see the attached letter from Ald. Eskrich regarding more details on the reconstruction process. letter
May 11, 2016 - Hotel Red
The City of Madison hosted a public meeting on this project. Presentations were made and followed by discussion on the following two topics:
Proposed 2016 pedestrian crossing improvements along Monroe Street presentation
Presentation of upcoming planning and engagement process for the proposed 2018 Monroe Street Reconstruction Project presentation
If you have questions or concerns related to this project, you may contact Christy Bachmann at (608) 266-4095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9, 2014 - Edgewood College
The second listening session was held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Washburn Heritage Room at Edgewood College (Washburn Heritage Room is located in Regina Hall, #9 on the Edgewood Campus Map). City staff provided a brief presentation and recap of the first listening session, then broke out into small work groups to gather additional ideas and input on the following topics:
- Streetscape amenities
- Pedestrian crossings
- Crazy Legs triangle area.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Monroe Street Presentation
April 10, 2014 - Hotel Red
The City held a listening session to consider public input on the project. The meeting included representatives from City of Madison Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Planning and Metro Transit. City Staff provided a brief presentation, and then broke out into small work groups to discuss various topics. The meeting was held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Hotel Red, 1501 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711.
- April 10, 2014 Monroe Street April Round Table Meeting Presentation
- Monroe Street Group Written Comments
- Monroe Street Individual Written Comments