City of Madison

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Engineering office is closed to the public until further notice.

View Engineering Service Updates on the Division's COVID-19 page that has more information on permits, sewer back ups, operation and more.

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View all impacts to City service on the City’s COVID-19 website.


Demolition of Government East Garage to start week of August 17th, posted on Aug 12, 2020
Government East Garage is scheduled for demolition, starting on the west side of the …

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Learning Center Addition Earns LEED© Platinum Certification, posted on Aug 3, 2020
The City of Madison Engineering Division, Parks Division, and Olbrich Botanical Gardens …

Watershed focus group dates for on-site meetings, July 21 through August 13, posted on Jul 20, 2020
The City of Madison Engineering Division is conducting organized focus group meetings …

Reduce, plan winter salt use, hire a salt certified applicator, posted on Jul 19, 2020
Salt Certification Registration is now open for late summer/early fall 2020. Free …



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    Information on current road construction projects, proposed projects, preventative maintenance of city streets and signups for email alerts to stay up to date on construction projects.
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The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, supervision and inspection of all street, highway, sidewalk and bike path construction; all City surveying and mapping operations including maintenance of the City's Official Map, street and utility records; management of the Madison Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities including the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer facilities and storm sewer systems; the review of land use changes for public works feasibility; the research and development services supporting the solid waste management program; and the preparation of various studies relating to Public Works.

Contact Us

City Engineer,
Robert F. Phillips, P.E.

Engineering Main Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4751
Fax: (608) 264-9275

Larry D. Nelson Engineering Operations Facility:
1600 Emil Street
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 267-1197
Fax: (608) 267-1123

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