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Alder Keith Furman

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Council President

Alder Keith Furman,
Council President

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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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S. Gammon Road Street Reconstruction and West Towne Path Construction Project & Public Informational Meeting

February 19, 2020 8:48 AM

The City of Madison and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are planning to begin the reconstruction of South Gammon Road from US HWY 12 & 14 (West Beltline HWY) to Mineral Point Road during the week of March 2, 2020. WisDOT has awarded the contract to Edgerton Contractors, Inc. of Oak Creek, WI. The project will consist of new asphalt pavement, concrete curb & gutter, storm sewer, traffic signals, street lights and driveway aprons. Sidewalk on the east side of Gammon Road will be replaced as needed to repair any damaged sections. Sidewalk on the west side of Gammon Road will be replaced with a 10-foot wide multi-use path. A portion of the West Towne Path will be constructed from Grand Canyon Drive to the west side of S. Gammon Road, including a bike / pedestrian underpass of S. Gammon Road. Construction is expected to continue for approximately 9 months.

There will be a public information meeting with the Contractor, City staff, WisDOT staff and interested property owners, business owners and residents on March 3, 2020 @ 9:30 A.M. in the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Road, Madison WI, in the Spartan Youth Services Meeting Room. A short presentation will be given explaining the proposed schedule, traffic control, staging and other construction issues.

In order to keep businesses informed during the construction project weekly updates regarding construction and upcoming scheduled work will be posted to the project website and emailed to interested parties. To access the weekly updates or sign-up for the weekly email updates go to the project website at:

Two lanes of traffic in each direction and left turn lanes at intersections will be maintained during the project. Construction at intersections and driveways will be staged in order to maintain access for area businesses.

The Contractor is required to maintain access to all commercial properties, throughout the duration of the project. For businesses with multiple drives, one driveway will be kept open while work is completed on the other. Property owners will be notified a minimum of 48 hours prior to restricting access to any driveway.

Madison Metro Bus service will be maintained during construction. Temporary Bus Stops will be utilized during
construction to continue to provide Metro service. Temporary crosswalks will be maintained through construction zones on at least one side of intersections where there are existing crosswalks. During the working day residents can expect delays due to construction activities; please plan accordingly.

During construction, it will be necessary to remove some trees and trim tree limbs and/or roots to accommodate the construction. Specific tree removals are listed on the a Fact and Details sheets. After the project is completed, the City will replant street trees in the terrace areas.

With the nature of this work, property owners should anticipate that most of the terrace will be disturbed, therefore, any plantings or special landscaping features that an owner wishes to save from damage should be removed from the terrace area prior to the start of construction. Disturbed terrace areas will be restored with topsoil, sod and seed to match the existing conditions.

WisDOT has contracted Strand Associates to provide construction inspection and oversight for the project. Mr. Trenton Diehl, project manager for Strand Associates, will be in charge of construction oversight for the project. He may be reached at 608-209-2837.

Please use extra care in the vicinity of the construction.

If you have any questions about the project, we encourage you to attend the meeting. To request accommodations for special needs or disabilities during construction, or if you have any other questions regarding this project, feel free to contact the project staff listed below listed on the Facts and Details Sheet.

The Lussier Education Community Center is wheelchair-accessible. Citizens who require a sign language interpreter may request one by contacting project staff through the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System at 711 or1-800-947-3529. If you need an interpreter, translator, materials in alternate formats or other accommodations to access this service, activity or program, please call the number below.

Si necesita un intérprete, un traductor, materiales en formatos alternativos u otros arreglos para acceder a este servicio, actividad o programa, comuníquese inmediatamente al número de teléfono que figura a continuación.

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Please contact Glen Yoerger of the City Engineering Division at 608-261-9177.


As always, if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to reach out:

-Keith F

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