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N Bassett Street between Dayton St and West Washington Ave
Pilot of protected bike lanes separated by a parking lane. Anticipated completion date of November 2019. Corridor Study Information

Capital City Path - Blount St Cycle Track and Crossing
Anticipated opening - Oct 17, 2019 Midday

As part of the reconstruction of E. Wilson St., Williamson St. and S Blount St a new cycle track has been constructed along S Blout St with a separate sidewalk for pedestrians. A new bicycle signal at S Blount St. will allow bicyclists to cross and continue along the Capital City Path along Lake Monona. Project Information

E Johnson St. - Baldwin St. to First St.
This project includes bicycle crossing improvements and new 10-foot wide multi-use path along the south side of East Johnson Street from the Yahara River through North First Street (STH 113). Project Map

Portage Road - Hayes to Di Loreto

New bike lanes will be added to this section up to the boundary with the Town of Burke. A neighborhood path linking Portage, Hayes and Di Loreto will also be constructed.

County Highway M
This project on the far west side of Madison includes new bike path including a connection to the Ice Age Junction Path, underpasses and other bicycle/pedestrian improvements. Project Information.

Bike Madison Update -10/18/2019

Blount St Bicycle Signal

The new Capital City Path crossing at Blount St is anticipated to open sometime during the week of Oct 21. Bicyclists on the Capital City Path will now be able to cross at Blount St instead of making the two stage crossing of Williamson St at the intersection with John Nolen Dr, Blair St and Wilson St. Bicyclists headed west should turn onto the new Blount St cycletrack to reach the bicycle signal. Bicyclists traveling east should stay on the path in front of the Machinery Row building until they reach the signal at Blount St.

As a part of this project an Accessible Pedestrian Signal has also been added at Blount St. Currently the push-buttons for both the APS and the bicycle signal are located on a pole back about 10 feet from the intersection. The City is piloting this location for the push-buttons and may make changes in signage, marking or the pole location in the future as needed.

Please use caution when you bike and walkthrough this area as both bicyclists and pedestrians become accustomed to the new travel patterns at this crossing.

Southwest Path - Waite Circle Culvert Reconstruction
In 2017 the original stone arch culvert under the Southwest Path at Waite Circle began to fail and it was slip lined with a 60-in culvert as part of an emergency repair. This project will reconstruct the culvert and do other minor repairs to infrastructure in the area. This project will close the Southwest Path during construction which is anticipated to start Oct 28 and go until Dec 20. During this time a marked detour will use Council Crest, Yuma Dr and a protected lane on Midvale.

W Dayton St Update
W Dayton St east of Park St reopened on the afternoon of Oct 4. However, west of Park St remains closed through November for the UW Utility Improvement Project. More Information

Eastbound Femrite Dr
The eastbound lane of Femrite Dr will be closed at the I39/90 overpass starting at 7am on Mon, Sept 30 and will remain closed through Dec 31, 2019. Westbound traffic along Femrite Dr will be maintained at all times but an eastbound detour will direct traffic to use Agriculture Dr to Buckeye Rd. More Information

Lien Rd (Parkside Dr - Thierer Rd)
Lien Road is currently closed to thru traffic between Parkside Dr and Thierer Rd for sanitary sewer construction. The closure is expected to last until Thurs, Oct 31. Thierer Rd will remain open. More Information

N Bassett St - W Dayton St to W Washington Ave
N Bassett St is closed to through traffic. Part of this project will construct a parking protected bike lane. The bike lane will be adjacent to the curb, and the parking lane will be relocated to between the bike lane and travel lane. The bike lane and parking lane will be separated by a 2 ft buffer and plastic delineators. This will be a test of this type of bike facility. Project Information

E Johnson St

The project is expected to move to State 4 starting on Tues, Oct 8. The Johnson St underpass will be open during this phase. Only one crosswalk will be open at First St to cross E Johnson and it will vary as to which side of the intersection is open based on the progression of work. In addition, the railroad will be working on their bridge over the Yahara River so please watch for railroad vehicles when accessing the bus stop on the southside of Johnson near the tracks as they will be entering/exiting. Stage 4 Bike and Pedestrian Routing Plan

Greentree-Chapel Hills Park Path

As a part of the McKenna Blvd Flood Mitigation Project the path through the Greentree-Chapel Hills Parkis closed. This path provides a route from Elver Park to Schroeder Rd and Chapel Hill Rd. A marked detour will be in place and will use neighborhood streets except for a small section on Hammersley Rd. In addition, McKenna Blvd is  reduced to one lane in each direction from Morraine View Dr to Jacobs Way. Bicyclists who normally use McKenna Blvd should detour through Elver Park to avoid this section of roadway. Project Information

Koster St and N Rusk Ave Reconstruction

The contractor plans to pave the street on Oct 25. Project Information

Davidson St - Drexel Ave - Lake Edge Blvd
Road is open to local traffic only.  Davidson St work will be from Drexel Ave to Maher Ave. Drexel Ave work will be from Davidson St to Lake Edge Blvd. Lake Edge Blvd work will be from Major Ave to Maher Ave. Project Information

Buckeye Rd

Buckeye Rd is open from Monona Dr to Davies St next week to accommodate the start of school at Frank Allis Elementary. The contractor plans to pave up to Morningside the week of Oct 25. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be maintained across Buckeye Rd at Lakeview Ave to accommodate the Lake Loop. Project Information

Mifflin St and Bassett St
Construction has closed W Mifflin St at N Bassett St to install utilities. Project Map
In addition, the southbound Bassett St bike lane is detoured at Dayton St.
Project Information

Dane County
The Capital City Trail from Fish Hatchery Rd to Seminole Hwy is closed for pavement restoration until sometime in November. Project Information

UW Madison

  • The Campus Drive Path behind the Veterinary Medicine building will close starting Oct 21 through March 2020. The detour will use Easterday Lane to Linden Dr. Detour Map


More information on construction on other streets can be found at the City of Madison Engineering Projects webpage.

Projects in
Construction Phase

We have let the construction contract and construction is in progress or about to begin.
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