City of Madison

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Water line insurance offers not affiliated with the City, posted on May 20, 2019
Homeowners from across the area have been contacting the City of Madison concerned …

Madison Municipal Building restoration project earns state, national awards, posted on May 15, 2019
The City of Engineering Division earned two prestigious awards for historic restoration …

City earns LEED Platinum certification for fire station 14, posted on May 14, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering Division is proud to announce Madison Fire Station 14 …

Buckeye Road construction to begin this summer, contractor selected, posted on May 3, 2019
The City of Madison and Dane County project to reconstruct Buckeye Road is moving …

Public Market sneak peek open house set for May 8, posted on Apr 30, 2019
The City of Madison invites the public to attend an open house to see the building that …

Sandbag call out: City asks public for sandbag information, posted on Apr 24, 2019
The City of Madison Engineering Division would like to gather information about who …

Olbrich expansion, greenhouse addition moves forward, posted on Apr 23, 2019
The City’s expansion project with Olbrich Botanical Gardens moved forward after crews …



  • 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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