Last Updated: 02/24/2023

Project Update

2/23/2023 Update:

Following approval from the Board of Public Works on Feb. 22, the Davies-Dempsey Reconstruction project is approved for construction starting this Summer 2023. Impacted residents will receive a construction notice and fact sheet prior to work beginning, which will include contact information for the awarded Contractor and city inspector. The project page will be updated throughout construction.

Project Overview

The City plans to reconstruct Davies St and Dempsey Rd between Buckeye Rd and Cottage Grove Rd. The proposed project includes replacement of underground utilities (water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer) as well as replacement/installation of street infrastructure (roadway base, asphalt pavement, curb & gutter, sidewalk, shared-use path). The final proposed design includes a 26-ft wide street (two, 11-ft lanes with 2-ft gutters), a 10-ft wide shared-use path on the westerly-side of the road, 5-ft sidewalk on the easterly-side, and varying grass terrace widths between the path/sidewalk and the street. The shared-use path will continue the path on the northerly-side of Cottage Grove and provide an all ages & abilities bike route along the popular Lake (Monona) Loop Route. Path lighting will also be installed on the westerly-side terrace along the future path from Cottage Grove Rd to Maher Ave. Existing street lighting on Davies St will be upgraded to improve distribution along the future path.
Davies Street and Dempsey Road Overview

Project Limits

Davies Street: Buckeye Road to Maher Avenue

Dempsey Road: Maher Avenue to Cottage Grove Road

Project Schedule

Anticipated Bid Date: March 2023

Construction Timeframe: June 2023 – October 2023

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, times and locations are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Meetings, Process

Transportation Commission: 02/08/2023

Board of Public Works: 02/22/2023

Common Council: 03/07/2023


Public Informational Meeting Letter and Project Survey
Common Council Public Hearing Notice and Schedule of Assessments