Bassett Street

Project Details

  • Location

    • 211 North Bassett Street
      Madison, WI
  • Project Type

  • Status

  • Estimated Schedule

  • Alder District

    District 4

Project Information

UPDATE: Project Complete

Project Description

This project will involve the replacement of pavement, city utilities, curb and gutter, and sidewalk on North Bassett Street from West Gorham Street to West Dayton Street. As part of this project, the City is proposing to install an off-street bike lane, adjacent to the sidewalk on both sides of the street, which will provide for two-way biking on N. Bassett St.  Two accommodate the new bike lanes, Bassett St. will be narrowed, but the street will still provide for two travel lanes, along with the loading zone area between University Ave. and Conklin Pl.  A new traffic signal is also proposed for the intersection of Bassett and Gorham, which will improve the safety of the pedestrian and bike crossings at the intersection.  New pedestrian scale lighting will also be installed as part of the project.

The City is also working with the private utilities to underground the overhead lines within the project limits. MG&E will be starting work on Bassett St. on 7/5/17. Work under the City contract will be starting on 7/10/17. The project will include work within the intersections of Dayton St., Johnson St. and Gorham St., so lane closures will be necessary. Bassett St. will be closed during construction, but open to local traffic only.

Plans and details for the project can be found below:
Bassett at Gorham Intersection Detail
Bassett St Cross Section

Project Schedule

The project is expected to last approximately 3 months beginning in early July and continuing through the end of October.

Public Meetings

July 6, 2017 Public Pre-Construction Meeting

2:00 PM
Fluno Center (601 University Ave)
Room 219

February 6, 2017 Public Information Meeting

The City hosted a public meeting on this project on February 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Doubletree Hotel Chancellor Room (525 W Johnson St. Madison, WI). The City provided a brief presentation and answered questions about the project. The presentation can be found here:
Plans, Aerial View

February 22, 2017 Pedestrian Bicycle Motor Vehicle Commission

The project was presented to the Pedestrian Bicycle Motor Vehicle Commission on February 22.

March 8, 2017 Board of Public Works

A public hearing was held for the project before the Board of Public Works on March 8, 2017. (5:30 pm, room 108 City County Building). The BPW chose to refer the project to the next BPW meeting on March 22, 2017 to further discuss options for the street/bicycle/sidewalk design.

March 22, 2017 Board of Public Works

The City will present the project before the Board of Public Works on Mar 22, 2017 at 4:30 PM, room 108 City County Building.

Apr 18, 2017 Common Council

Public Hearing (6:30 pm, room 201 City County Building).  The CC will hold a public hearing regarding approval of the project.

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