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The City of Madison, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proposing to reconstruct E Johnson Street from N Butler Street to N Baldwin Street in 2014.   The preliminary start date for the street reconstruction project is May 6, 2014.
 
Private utility companies including MG&E, ATC and Charter Communications are installing buried facilities on E Johnson Street at the N Butler Street and N Hamilton Street intersection.   Work is also taking place at the N Livingston and E Johnson Street intersection.

MGE East Johnson St. project information
 
Overview
 

  • MGE is installing gas main and electrical lines at the intersections of E. Johnson and N. Hamilton streets and also E. Johnson and N. Livingston streets in conjunction with the City of Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
  • This project is scheduled to run from March 31 – May 6.

 
Week of April 21:
 

  • Work will continue at the E. Johnson and N. Livingston intersection (south half).
  • This work will result in lane closures along E. Johnson St.
  • E. Johnson St. will be down to one lane between N. Blount and N. Patterson streets while work is being done at this intersection.
  • Work may begin in the north half of the intersection by the end of the week.

 
Week of April 28:
 

  • Work will continue at the E. Johnson and N. Livingston intersection (north half).
  • This work will result in lane closures along E. Johnson St.
  • E. Johnson St. will be down to one lane between N. Blount and N. Patterson streets while work is being done at this intersection.
Project Overview

The proposed project includes reconstruction of East Johnson Street to a one-way, urban roadway, with 2-3 lanes, similar to the existing roadway.  The proposed street layout will include two through lanes with additional lanes on each side of the street for parking or right turns.  Parking lanes may be used for traffic during peak traffic hours. An on street bike lane will also be added with the project.  The reconstruction of the street will include the replacement of the pavement, base material, curb and gutter and drive aprons. The proposed project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer systems as well as improvements to the street lighting and traffic signal systems. The existing sidewalk on both sides of the street will remain in place, with replacement of any damaged sections to ensure ADA compliance and replacement of any sections as required for installation of sanitary sewer laterals.  All disturbed terrace areas will be restored with topsoil and reseeded.

 

Public Meetings

The City has held several public meetings regarding the project.  Information from the May 2013 meeting is posted below.

May 2013 Public Meeting

The City held a public information meeting regarding the project on May 30, 2013.  A copy of the presentation can be found here:

Presentation 5-30-13

The City will host a pre-construction public informational meeting in April 2014, prior to the start of the street reconstruction project.   The purpose of the pre-construction public meeting will be to inform the public of construction related issues and scheduling.

There will also be business meetings held every two weeks throughout the project, beginning in April, 2014 with the contractor and interested business representatives and residents.  The times and dates of the business meetings will be determined after the project is let and the Contractor is selected.

 

Plans

Full plan set:  53W0740 Plan Set

Special Provisions:  53W0740 specs

Summary of roadway improvements:  Plan Details

Traffic Study

In fall of 2011 through spring of 2012, the City studied the implications of converting Johnson and Gorham to two-way streets along the corridor. Two public meetings were held to discuss the results of the study and obtain public input.

The first meeting was held on Thursday, November 10th, at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St.  A copy of the presentation can be found here:  2011-11-10 Presentation

The second public information meeting was held on March 1st at 6pm at the Christ Presbyterian Church at 944 E. Gorham St.  A copy of the presentation can be found here: 2012-03-01 PIM Presentation Handout

A final report has been prepared regarding the study and can be found here: 

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Report

East Johnson Street Traffic Study Appendices



Map
Map of East Johnson