Last Updated: 06/14/2018
Update - Public information meeting scheduled for June 27, 2018 - see details below.
The City of Madison in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing a street reconstruction project on South Gammon Road from Seybold Road to Mineral Point Road and construction of a shared-use path, known as the West Towne Path, from Grand Canyon Drive to Junction Road within the City of Madison.
There are multiple phases of construction planned for the project. The first phase of the project includes reconstruction of South Gammon Road and construction of the shared use-path from the Struck Street pedestrian underpass of the Beltline to the west side of South Gammon Road. This phase includes construction of a pedestrian underpass of Gammon Road. Construction of phase one of the project is planned to take place in 2020. Later phases of construction will include construction of the shared-use path from the west side of Gammon Road to Junction Road. The later phases of construction will include construction of a pedestrian underpass of Watts Road. The year of construction for the later phases of the project will be determined as funding becomes available.
The reconstruction of South Gammon Road will consist of the replacement of the roadway base course, curb and gutter and concrete pavement with spot repairs of the concrete sidewalk. Public utilities, including sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main will also be replaced as necessary with the project. Upgrades will also be made to the street lighting and traffic signal systems.
Construction of the shared-use, West Towne Path will consist of an asphalt path, 10-feet wide, with 2-foot grass shoulders, to accommodate two-way bicycle traffic, pedestrians and other non-motorized users.
The West Towne Path will provide an east-west connection for non-motorized users from the Junction Road (CTH M) to the West Town Mall area and to the near west side of Madison. See attached location map.
Preliminary plans for the project can be found here: Bike Path Preliminary Plans
Existing utilities and traffic configuration can be found here: Existing Utilities and Gammon Road Preliminary Plans
Phase 1 (Gammon Road and West Towne Path from Struck to Gammon): Construct in 2020
Phase 2 (West Towne Path from Gammon to Junction): Construction year to be determined
Public Information Meeting - June 27, 2018
There will be a public involvement meeting held for the project on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Road, Madison, WI from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. There will be a brief presentation at 6:00 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the proposed conceptual design, intersection alternatives, and multi-use path alternatives; answer questions; and listen to your comments, concerns, or suggestions. City Staff and design Consultants will be available to answer questions. This is an opportunity for the public to offer input into the design process.