City of Madison

City of Madison Engineering | Photo Credit: Archie Nicolette


Help monarchs, kick off 'National Pollinator Week', posted on Jun 14, 2019
National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about …

Public involvement meeting set for major University Ave. Project, posted on Jun 12, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering Division and Village of Shorewood Hills would like to …

City of Madison Awarded EPA Grant to Investigate Contaminated Properties, posted on Jun 6, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week the award of a $300,000 …

City supports major rural solar projects, 40K panels to be installed, posted on Jun 5, 2019
One of five new rural Wisconsin solar projects is anticipated to begin generating …

Sandbag collection to be determined in late Summer/early Fall, posted on May 28, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering and Streets divisions plan to coordinate sandbag …

Public Market progress: groundbreaking ceremony for new Fleet Services Building set, posted on May 28, 2019
Crews are scheduled to break ground for the future home of City Fleet Services at 10 …



  • Sand and ready-to-fill sand bags available to City of Madison residents at these locations.

  • The City is committed to eliminating or reducing pesticide use to the greatest possible extent.  Details about the City's policy here.  

  • New Sanitary Sewer Billing Class proposed for food establishments. Learn more.

  • What part of the sanitary sewer is a homeowner responsible for? Learn more.
    - A new, optional program for homeowners provides
      low cost protection for sewer lines.  Details.

  • Road Construction Projects
    Information on current road construction projects, proposed projects, preventative maintenance of city streets and signups for email alerts to stay up to date on construction projects.
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The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, supervision and inspection of all street, highway, sidewalk and bike path construction; all City surveying and mapping operations including maintenance of the City's Official Map, street and utility records; management of the Madison Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities including the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer facilities and storm sewer systems; the review of land use changes for public works feasibility; the research and development services supporting the solid waste management program; and the preparation of various studies relating to Public Works.

Contact Us

City Engineer,
Robert F. Phillips, P.E.

Engineering Main Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4751
Fax: (608) 264-9275

Larry D. Nelson Engineering Operations Facility:
1600 Emil Street
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 267-1197
Fax: (608) 267-1123

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