300 Block W. Wilson

Last Updated: 03/05/2020

UPDATE: Based on the recommendations of the TPPB, the TC and the BPW this project and any additional public meetings regarding the reconstruction project have been delayed until the corridor study on Wilson St. can be completed.

Project Description

The City plans to resurface and replace utilities on a portion of W. Wilson St. in 2020 or 2021.

As part of this project, the City is also proposing to reconstruct Broom St. between John Nolen and W. Doty St. A test of a possible new lane configuration on Broom was completed in the summer of 2019, which involved having one northbound thru lane on Broom at Wilson St. and one right-turn only lane for vehicles to turn right on to eastbound Wilson St.

When the Common Council approved the recent reconstruction project on W. Wilson St., they also required that a more comprehensive study of Wilson St. be done prior to the completion of the Judge Doyle Square project. Now that another project is scheduled on Wilson St., this corridor study will help guide the design of this project.  The corridor study is currently ongoing, and an additional public meeting will be scheduled for later in 2020.


Construction on this project is now planned for the fall of 2020, at the earliest.

Project Limits

W. Wilson St. between S. Broom St. & S. Henry St.

S. Broom St. between John Nolen Dr. and W. Doty St.

Public Meetings

A public hearing was held before the Board of Public Works (BPW) on May 22. The BPW referred this project to the Transportation Commission, and the project will then be at the BPW again before the public hearing at the Common Council. Dates, times and locations for each of these meetings are noted below.

On June 11, the Common Council referred the interim recommendations of the Wilson St. corridor study to the Transportation Policy & Planning Board (TPPB), and, on June 12, the Transportation Commission referred the plan for the W. Wilson St. and Broom St. reconstruction project, to the July 10 meeting. Below is an updated schedule for the public meetings on items related to this project. Please note that each of these meeting dates and times are subject to change, so please refer back to the website prior to each of these meetings to confirm the date/time/location.

  • Transportation Policy & Planning Board: At the TPPB on July 1, 2019, the Board did not approve the report of the interim recommendations for W. Wilson St., and instead recommended that the entire corridor study on Wilson St. be completed before making a recommendation on the street configuration for any blocks of Wilson St.
  • Transportation Commission: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:00pm in Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.  Based on the recommendations from the TPPB, it is expected that the Transportation Commission will refer a decision on this project to a later date. 
  • Board of Public Works: Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30pm at 1600 Emil Street; discussion of the overall plans & specifications for the Wilson St. & Broom St. reconstruction project.
  • Common Council: Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30pm in Rm 201 of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd); discussion of the overall project along with the public hearing regarding the assessments.  The project was ultimately delayed until the corridor study can be completed.

A Public Information Meeting was held on Monday, May 20th. The presentation and preliminary plans can be found below:
Public Meeting Presentation
Preliminary Project Plans

The Transportation Department is conducting a Wilson Street Corridor Study to help guide the scope of this construction project.