Garver Path

Last Updated: 10/08/2020

Latest Update 

10/8/2020 Update: 

The City is preparing final plans for construction. Final approvals for the project and bidding will occur in Winter 2020/2021.Geometry for this project was approved. This project is expected to go before the Board of Public Works Dec. 16, 2020 and the Common Council Jan. 5, 2021. 

Project Overview

The City of Madison is proposing the construction of a new 2800-foot long pedestrian shared use path that would connect the existing Capital City Path at Sugar Avenue northward to Milwaukee Street. Three structural elements are proposed as part of the design including a bridge through the northern limits of the project, a bridge replacement at Ivy Street, and a new bridge crossing over Starkweather Creek.

Project Limits

Sugar Avenue – Milwaukee Street

Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021.

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 Meetings

A public information meeting was held Dec. 19, 2019 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 
Dec. 19, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
Dec. 19, 2019 Public Information Meeting Document: Proposed Plan (includes both alternates)
Alternative option: path profile on north end
Alternative option: path cross sections on north end

A public information meeting was held July 18, 2019 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Staff presented on the proposed project and gathered public input.  The presentation and plans can be found below:
July 18, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
July 18, 2019 Public Information Meeting Document: Proposed Plan

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: Geometry approved, March 25, 2020, Final plans to be approved Dec. 16, 2020
Transportation Commission: Geometry approved April 15, 2020
Common Council: Geometry approved, April 21, 2020, Final plans to be approved Jan. 5, 2021