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King & Main Reconstruction Project

Overview

This is a complete reconstruction project between S. Webster St. (Outer Loop) and S. Pinckney St. (Capitol Square), which includes replacement of sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer.  The curb and gutter and pavement are also being completely replaced as are the street lights and the traffic signals, and the sidewalk will be replaced as necessary.  Also included in this project is the installation of new pedestrian lights (State Street Side-Street Style), and the bumpout on King St. at Webster St. is being extended further up the block to the Majestic Theatre to provide additional space for pedestrians.

This block of King St. is being narrowed by approximately 3 ft.  The new width will not cause any changes to the use of the street, but the extended bumpout will remove 3 on-street parking stalls.

E. Main St. is being narrowed by approximately 10 ft. within the project limits.  The narrower street will provide wider sidewalks as well as additional terrace space, and this will result in a modification to the parking on E. Main St; the parking is being switched from angled parking to parallel parking.

All of the trees on this portion of E. Main St. are being removed with the project.  These are all ash trees, and, with the wider terraces, new trees can be planted further from the buildings and the new plantings will be a variety of species.  The tree removals are also necessary to provide for the wider sidewalks.  2 trees are also going to be removed and replaced at 112 King St.

In addition to the street and utility improvements, additional bike parking will be installed.

Traffic During Construction

King St. and E. Main St. will be closed to through traffic during construction.  Access will be maintained to the Tenney Parking Ramp, and pedestrian access will be provided through the area and to the businesses.

During construction, the block of S. Pinckney St. between E. Doty St. and King St. will be converted to a two-way street with access from E. Doty St. with space to turn around at the end of the block.

Madison’s Central Business Improvement District (BID) has created an online Downtown Get Around Guide with information on how to get to the King St., E. Main St. and S. Pinckney St. area during construction.  The guide will be updated as construction progresses.

BID Downtown Get Around Guide:

http://www.visitdowntownmadison.com/GetAround

 

Construction Schedule

The King St. and E. Main St. reconstruction project is scheduled to begin on April 4, 2014 and will last until mid June.  Weekly progress meetings will be held with the contractor during the project.  They are scheduled on Tuesdays at 9 AM, in the Tenney Building Conference Room, 3 S. Pinckney St. Madison, WI.

 

W. Mifflin St. Resurfacing Project

Overview

This project involves replacing the sanitary sewer and water mains on W. Mifflin St. between N. Broom St. and N. Henry St.  The pavement and base will also be completely replaced, but the curb, sidewalk and drive aprons will only be replaced as necessary.  New pedestrian lighting will also be installed with this project (Bassett Style) to match the blocks of W. Mifflin St. further to the west.

Some trees will be removed with this project due to poor health.  One of the planned removals is located at 334 W. Mifflin St. and two are at 330 W. Mifflin St.

Traffic During Construction

W. Mifflin St. will be closed to through traffic during construction, but local access will be provided to driveways that don’t have an alternative route.  Access to the City Overture Parking Ramp will be provided off Dayton St.

Schedule

The W. Mifflin St. resurfacing project is included in a single contract with the N. Henry St. reconstruction project.  The contract is scheduled to start on May 5, and it is anticipated that the total contract time will be approximately 3 months with half of that time spent on each project.

 

N. Henry St. Reconstruction Project

Overview

This is a complete reconstruction project between W. Gorham St. and W. Gilman St., which includes full replacement of the sanitary sewer main, water main, storm sewer, pavement, curb and driveway aprons.  The sidewalk will be replaced as necessary.

The project also includes the installation of new pedestrian lights (Bassett Style), which will match the lights on N. Henry St. north of Gilman St.  Also, in areas where the terrace is currently gravel or worn & eroded turf, concrete will be installed with gaps provided for the existing trees.  No tree removals are expected at this time.

Traffic During Construction

During construction, N. Henry St. will be closed to through traffic.  Local and driveway access will be provided as much as possible; however, some construction activities may prevent access to driveways.  Prior to construction, applications for 2 hr. residential parking permits will be mailed.  Sidewalks will remain on at least one side of the street at all times.

Construction Schedule

The N. Henry St. reconstruction project is included in a single contract with the W. Mifflin St. resurfacing project.  The contract is scheduled to start on May 5, and it is anticipated that the total contract time will be approximately 3 months with half of that time spent on each project.

W. Johnson St. & N. Henry St. Streetscape Project

Overview

This project involves installing new pedestrian lighting (State St. side-street style) and sidewalk replacement on W. Johnson St. from Broom St. to Carroll St. and on Henry St. from W. Johnson St. to Mifflin St.  The project also includes replacement of the tall street lights on W. Johnson St.

Most of the concrete terrace will be replaced the project in order to install the new electrical conduit, and mainline sidewalk will be replaced as necessary.  New tree grates will be installed around trees that are still small enough to fit in a grate, and a decorative band of exposed aggregate concrete will be installed around the tree grates and openings where possible.  Also, all of the sidewalk on the south side of N. Henry St. between W. Johnson St. and W. Dayton St. will be replaced with this project.

Some tree removals are also planned with this project.  2 trees at 120 W. Johnson St., 1 tree on the W. Johnson St. side of 222 State St., 1 tree (nearest Dayton St.) at 120 N. Henry St., and 1 tree at 216 N. Henry St. are planned to be removed due to poor health.

Traffic During Construction

All streets within the limits of this project will remain open to traffic.  However, parking lanes will be closed where the contractor is working, and it may be possible that travel lanes will be closed periodically.  If a travel lane is closed, traffic will still be maintained through the work area on other lanes or by use of flaggers.  Any lane closures on Johnson St. will not be during peak travel times.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.  The sidewalk will remain open on at least one side of the street at all times, and pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses.

Construction Schedule

This project is included under a single contract with similar work on Langdon St.  The entire contract is scheduled to begin on May 19, and is expected to last approximately 3 months.  Work on W. Johnson St. and N. Henry St. will probably last approximately 6 weeks, but the work will be done roughly a block at time; there won’t be continuous construction within the project limits for that amount of time.  Also, it is anticipated that work on this contract will start on the N. Henry St. portion of the project.

 

Langdon St. Terrace Improvement Project

Overview

The proposed work on Langdon St. involves replacing the existing pedestrian lights on the north side of the street and installing new pedestrian lights on the south side of the street between Frances St. and Langdon Ln. (private alley just east of Henry St.).  The existing brick pavers, which have become tripping hazards, and grass terraces, which have not grown well and are eroded, are planned be replaced with exposed aggregate concrete.  The work on this project will be similar to what was done on Langdon St. west of Frances St.  The site will also be reviewed to determine if any new trees can be planted.

Traffic During Construction

Langdon St. will remain open to traffic during construction.  However, parking lanes will be closed where the contractor is working, and it may be possible that travel lanes will be closed periodically.  If a travel lane is closed, traffic will still be maintained through the work area by use of flaggers. 

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project.  The sidewalk will remain open on at least one side of the street at all times, and pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses.

Construction Schedule

This project is included under a single contract with the similar work on the W. Johnson St. and N. Henry St. project.  The entire contract is scheduled to begin on May 19, and is expected to last approximately 3 months.  Work on Langdon St. will probably last approximately 6 weeks, but the work will be done roughly a block at time; there won’t be continuous construction within the project limits for that amount of time.  Also, it is anticipated that work on this contract will start on the N. Henry St. portion of the project, so work on Langdon St. may not start until the end of June or early July.