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District 9

Alder Paul E. Skidmore

Alder Paul E. Skidmore

Alder Paul E. Skidmore

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13 Red Maple Tr
Madison , WI 53717

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Madison, WI 53703
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Alder Skidmore’s District 9 Updates

It’s time to pause again before proceeding.

An all too familiar conflict has occurred again. A large fight among many students broke out in the cafeteria of East High School. The fight was recorded on a private cell phone, and it required eight MPD officers plus school security guards to restore order. When it was over, two juvenile students were involved, and two adult (17 year old) students were involved. The good news is that no one was seriously hurt. The bad news is that some "community leaders" held a press conference to criticize MPD for overreacting to an incident before they had all of the facts of the case. Some facts are clear. Authorities are not sure how the incident started. One student, a popular athlete, was arrested for felony child abuse - the student, who is seventeen, was charged and held for assaulting a 16 year old. These things stand out to me: 1) The police were following State Law (a law that Chief Koval wants to change), 2) the "community leaders" publicly criticized MPD before having all the facts, and 3) body worn cameras could have recorded what actually occurred. We need focus on seeking the truth and solving problems, not just casting blame.


Paul Skidmore, 9th district alder
City of Madison, Wisconsin

Beltline Closure Wednesday (2/8) & Thursday (2/9) Nights

The Madison Beltline will be closed between Gammon Road and Mineral Point Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday evening (Feb. 8) and Thursday evening (Feb. 9) for demolition of the High Point Road bridge. The posted detour route will use Mineral Point Road and Gammon Road. Motorists should expect delays during the overnight hours and use alternate routes.

The bridge demolition is expected to cause significant noise in the area as crews remove the High Point Road bridge deck. The work is scheduled overnight to minimize traffic disruptions on the Beltline, which must be closed for the safety of the traveling public, and to expedite the demolition phase of construction.

Additional bridge demolition with the same Beltline closure is scheduled the evenings of Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. No further overnight demolition work is expected after that. Full closures of the Beltline will be scheduled in late May to set new bridge beams.

For more information, contact:

David Layton, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-3821

High Point Road bridge replacement project begins 2/6/17

High Point Road bridge replacement project begins Monday, February 6th
Bridge will be closed and detoured   

Work to replace the High Point Road bridge over the Madison Beltline (US 12/14) will begin Monday. High Point Road will be closed to traffic between Watts Road and D'Onofrio Drive for the duration of the project, scheduled for completion in September. The signed detour route will use Mineral Point Road, South Junction Road and Watts Road.

Motorists can expect periodic nighttime lane closures on the Beltline. Full Beltline closures will be utilized on a limited basis to remove the existing bridge and set new beams. Beltline closures are planned Feb. 8 & 9 and Feb. 13 &14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The signed detour route will use Mineral Point Road and Gammon Road.

The project will replace the 49 year-old High Point Road bridge over the Beltline and reconstruct .26 miles of High Point Road between Watts Road and D'Onofrio Drive. High Point Road will be widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic, bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Segments of Madison's planned West Towne Path will also be constructed along High Point Road and the Beltline.

Overnight concrete removal scheduled for Feb. 8 & 9 is expected to create noise in the area.

For real time traffic information, highway conditions and incident alerts phone 511 or visit

David Layton, WisDOT Project Manager, (608) 246-3821


high point bridge


Housing Development Project Updates: January 13, 2017

PDF Version of Letter Available Here


January 2017 Housing Development

January Developement Dates pg 2



11/7/16 Neighborhood Meeting: West Place Redevelopment Proposal

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 6:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Grand Canyon Ballroom
517 Grand Canyon Drive

Please join Ald. Mark Clear and me for a second neighborhood meeting to continue our discussion of the proposal by the Livesey Company for a 23-acre mixed use development on the NW corner of Mineral Point and Gammon Roads. The redevelopment process will include rezoning the property from a Suburban Employment (SE) to a Mixed Use Center (MXC) district. Phase One of this proposed master-planned development will include retail, residential, and commercial offices.

Representatives from Urban Assets, Kee Architecture, and Ken Saiki Design will present their concept and design proposal.  Members of the Livesey Company will be available to answer your questions. We encourage you to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposal, meet the development team, and provide your input.

Questions or comments?  Please feel free to contact me.

Ald. Paul Skidmore,  District 9


Drawing Courtesey of Kee Architecture
Drawing Courtesy of Kee Architecture