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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

District 1 Updates

April 12, 2017 2:55 PM

Dear District 1 Neighbors

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your District 1 Alder since 2015. Thank you for the opportunity to serve a second term on the Madison Common Council. The Swearing in Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 18, at 12:00 noon, City County Building, in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor.  I invite you to please join me for this very humbling experience. We will be bidding farewell to Alder Tim Gruber, who was appointed to lead District 11 through the April 2017 Spring Election upon the resignation of Alder Chris Schmidt.  The Council will welcome Alder Arvina Martin as the first Native American elected to the Madison Common Council.

In May, I will begin scheduling a series of community meetings around the district to hear your input on issues important to you and your vision for what we want our city to be as we grow as a community.   

The next two years will be both challenging and exciting. I look forward to hearing your input; our working together to make Madison's southwest side a great place to live where all our communities have an opportunity to thrive.

Alder Harrington-McKinney

MPD launches educational campaign - Median Safety Ordinance takes effects.                              

The MPD will launch an educational campaign beginning Monday, April 10, 2017. The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows: Section 12.325 entitled "Solicitation on Highway Prohibited" of the Madison General Ordinances is repealed and recreated: 12.325 ENTERING OR STAYING UPON HIGHWAYS RESTRICTED.

The ordinance is aimed at keeping motorists and pedestrians safe, and it was born out of concern over people standing on medians of busy roadways. Officers will be distributing pamphlets – available in both English and Spanish – and talking with violators.

Leaflets contain a map showing the many roadways covered by the Median Safety Ordinance. Enforcement zones also cover the first 200 feet of all intersecting streets.
Under the ordinance, pedestrians cannot approach any vehicle – with the exception of those legally parked. They also are prohibited from standing in medians, unless waiting to cross a road, and in a crosswalk.

Drivers cannot park, stop or leave vehicles in targeted areas. They cannot suddenly decrease speeds, or change lanes in order to respond to a law breaking pedestrian.
First time offenders – either a pedestrian or a driver - can be fined $92.50 with repeat violators being cited as much as $439.

It is the MPD's hope people will voluntarily refrain from violating the ordinance. Officers will not start out by issuing citations. They will be providing information and warnings. However, if after being advised of the new law, people continue to break it, they will be ticketed.




Last Updated: 04/06/2017

Construction Update Work this week -

Maintained project traffic control, including the full closure & detour of High Point Road

Continued installing north abutment formwork

Continued driving south abutment steel pile

Continued placement of fill on south approach

Started placing north abutment steel reinforcement

Work scheduled for the next week -

Continue construction of the north abutment

Continue pile driving operations for south abutment

Continue placement of fill on south approach

Traffic impacts - High Point Road remains closed, with traffic utilizing posted detour

Project Description: The proposed project is a Wisconsin DOT bridge replacement project that will replace the existing bridge carrying High Point Road over US 12/14 (West Beltline Highway) and reconstruct 0.26 miles of High Point Road between Goldenrod Lane and D'onofrio Drive.  High Point Road will be widened to accommodate two lanes of traffic plus a bike lane in each direction.   Sidewalk will be constructed along both sides of High Point Road, including the west side of the road between the bridge and D'onofrio Drive where none currently exists.  
South High Point Road will be closed to traffic from Watts Road To D'onofrio Drive for the duration of the project.
Contact information -The project field office is located in an office building at 579 D'Onofrio Drive, Suite 3 on the Ground Floor, (far east end of building).
Business and property owners can contact the on-site Project Leader Jon Maxwell at 608.963.4539, email:, or the WisDOT Project Manager David Layton at 608.246.3821, email:

For more information regarding traffic impacts and highway improvement projects in Wisconsin, please visit the following: The Department of Transportation's 511 website: By clicking this link, you will be leaving the City of Madison website.The project is scheduled to begin February 6, 2017 and last until September 1, 2017.

6:00 PM                                                                                                                                           Public Meeting – Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street. Proposed August Transit Service Updates. Metro regularly makes small modifications to routes to improve performance. Epic via Verona Road. Metro is also exploring other routing using High Point Road. Route options will be presented at this meeting.                                                                                      

7:00 PM

Common Council Organizational Committee Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations

City-County Building
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 201
Madison, WI 53703

Presentation: Overview of EAP Services for Police Officers – Tresa Martinez, EAP Administrator - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Discussion and Drafting of CCOC Subcommittee on Police & Community Relations Report and Recommendations (Legislative File 44674 – Attachments)



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