City of
Madison

District 16

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Alder Michael J. Tierney

Contact Information

Home Address:

4534 Secret Garden Dr
McFarland , WI 53558

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 Tierney’s Updates

Water Main Flushing and Road Construction in Glendale Neighborhood

July 26, 2019 1:45 PM

Water Main Flushing in the Elvehjem Neighboordhood

Starting next Monday (July 29) the Madison Water Utility will be engaging in routine water main flushing in mulitiple areas of the city this will include areas south of Cottage Grove Rd between Acewood Blvd and S Thompson Dr in the Elvehjem neighborhood.

Why are road construction vehicles driving on the newer streets in the Glendale niehgborhood?

I received an anonymous inquiry asking why construction vehicles that are working on Groveland Terrace in the Glendale neighborhood are driving on streets that were rebuilt in recent years rather than on older streets in the neighborhood.  I wondered about that as well.   According to City Engineering, this is a common concern that they hear about, and it turns out there is a reasonable answer.

First, the effects of construction vehciles on the lifespan of these new roadways are negligible.

Second, I was informed that rerouting trucks to the older streets can actually be worse because those streets can already be vulnerable to damage and heavy equipment would speed up the deterioration even further.  This is based on experience when work was done on Tompkins Drive and construction vehicles used older side streets.  As it turns out, the newer streets are simply better able to mange the weight of the construction vehicles.  Allowing the cosntruction vehicles to make use of the newer streets also results in our being able to keep maintenance costs on older streets lower until those streets are either rebuilt or resurafaced in the future. 

 




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