Cedar St., South St., High St., W Wingra Dr.

Last Updated: 08/14/2020

Latest Update

8/6/20 Update:
The City will host a virtual public informational meeting over Zoom on August 20, 2020 at 5:30pm.  More information, including a link to register for the meeting, can be found below in the Public Meetings section.

The City held a public informational meeting on May 27, 2020 and presented  proposed layouts for the various streets.  The purpose of the meeting on 8/20 is to gather additional public input and present alternatives for the improvements at the S. Park Street/Cedar Street intersection and also on the proposed pavement marking of new Cedar Street. The options that will be presented are described below under the Project Overview section.

Project Overview

The project includes construction of Cedar Street from Fish Hatchery Road to South Park Street, the reconstruction of South Street from West Wingra Drive to Midland Street and High Street from the cul de sac to South Street, and the resurfacing of West Wingra Drive from Fish Hatchery Road to South Street. The new portion of the Cedar street will include sanitary sewer, stormwater bioretention, asphalt pavement, gravel base, curb, sidewalk on the south side of the street, and partial sidewalk on the north side of the street. Cedar Street varies between 40 feet - 46 feet from face of curb to face of curb.  Options for the pavement markings on Cedar St. are described below.

The reconstruction of South Street includes the replacement of sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, gravel base, curb, and spot replacements of sidewalk. South Street will be 32 feet (north of Cedar) and 34 feet (south of Cedar) from face of curb to face of curb. On South Street, parking will be maintained on one side north of Cedar Street and both sides south of Cedar Street.

The reconstruction of High Street includes replacement of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, gravel base, the addition of curb, and sidewalk added to the east side of the street. High Street will be 28 feet from face of curb to face of curb and have parking on the east side of the street.The resurfacing of West Wingra Drive includes replacement of sanitary sewer, water main, asphalt pavement, gravel base, and spot replacement of curb and sidewalk. West Wingra Drive will be 44 feet from face of curb to face of curb and have parking on both sides of the street. The intersection of South Street, High Street, and Midland Street will be reconfigured to provide safer accommodations for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles. There will also be improvements to the S. Park Street/Cedar Street intersection, and potential alternatives are described below.

S. Park St. Alternatives

Alternative #1:  Create a median in the center of S. Park Street to prevent Cedar Street cross traffic, prevent left turns from new Cedar Street to northbound S. Park Street, and prevent left turn from existing Cedar Street to southbound S. Park Street. Bicycles would be allowed through the median. Pedestrians would route through a new crosswalk along the south side and route through an existing crosswalk along the north side of the intersection.  Plan for Alt#1

Alternative #2: Similar as alternative #1 with the addition of not allowing turning traffic from S. Park Street to existing Cedar Street from traveling east of Beld Street. Left turning traffic from S. Park Street to existing Cedar Street would utilize Beld Street and not be allowed to travel east on existing Cedar Street.  Plan for Alt#2Alternative #3: Create a median in the center of S. Park Street to prevent Cedar Street cross traffic, prevent left turns from new Cedar Street to northbound S. Park Street, prevent left turns from existing Cedar Street to southbound S. Park Street, and prevent southbound S. Park Street left turns to existing Cedar Street/Beld Street. Bicycles would be allowed through the median. Pedestrians would route through a new crosswalk along the south side and north side of the intersection.  Plan for Alt#3

Cedar St. Pavement Marking Alternatives
Alternative #1: Parking will be provided on the south side of Cedar Street immediately adjacent to the Truman Olson housing/grocery redevelopment site (approximately 16 parking spots). Also includes buffered bike lanes on both sides of new Cedar Street for the full length. A buffered bike lane provides a 3 foot buffer between motor vehicle lanes and bicycle lanes.  Cedar Alt#1 Plan

Alternative #2: Parking will be provided on the south side of Cedar Street for the full length (up to 30 parking spots, less if new driveways are installed). Also includes buffered bike lanes on both sides of new Cedar Street next to the Truman Olson redevelopment site. The buffered bike lanes transition to standard bike lanes at the west end of the development, providing then standard bike lanes from that point to Fish Hatchery Rd.  Cedar Alt#2 Plan

Project Limits

Cedar Street (new) – Fish Hatchery Road to South Park Street

South Street – West Wingra Drive to Midland Street

High Street – cul de sac to South Street

West Wingra Drive – Fish Hatchery Road to South Street

Project Schedule

Design 2020

Construction 2021: Cedar St (South St – S. Park St), South St, High St, and W. Wingra Dr

Construction 2022: Cedar St (Fish Hatchery Rd to South St

Public Involvement

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meeting
The City will host a virtual public informational meeting over Zoom on August 20, 2020 at 5:30pm.
Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oN-ZS1yWSy-Poj1A-UPGiw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The City hosted a virtual Zoom public informational meeting 6 p.m., May 27, 2020, via Zoom.
View May 27 Virtual Public Information Presentation.
Virtual Meeting Format
The May 27 meeting was held virtually online via Zoom. It included a presentation and question and answer portion for attendees.

City Meetings, Process

Approving the geometry: Cedar St, South St, High St, W. Winga Dr

Introduction to Common Council: June 16, 2020 Referred

Transportation Commission: June 24, 2020

Board of Public Works Approval: July 8, 2020

Common Council: July 21, 2020 Referred

Transportation Commission Approval: July 22, 2020

Common Council Approval: August 4, 2020

 

Approving the geometry: S. Park St/Cedar St Intersection

Introduction to Common Council: June 16, 2020 Referred

Transportation Commission: June 24, 2020 Referred

Board of Public Works: July 8, 2020 Referred

Common Council: July 14, 2020 Referred

Transportation Commission: July 22, 2020 Referred

Transportation Commission Approval: August 26, 2020

Board of Public Works Approval: September 2, 2020

Common Council Approval: September 15, 2020