Helena Street, Jenifer Street, Russell Street Reconstruction

Project Details

  • Location

    • 402 Russell Street
      Madison, WI 53704
  • Project Type

  • Status

  • Estimated Schedule

  • Impact

  • Alder District

    District 6
  • Contract Number

Project Information

Project Update

The project is complete.

Project Overview

The proposed reconstruction of Helena St., Jenifer St. and Russell St. includes replacement of the sanitary sewer main and laterals and storm sewer, along with replacement of the curb and gutter, asphalt pavement and gravel base, driveway aprons and sidewalk as needed.

The approved design for Helena St. is a 26 ft. wide street with parking on one side, along with some small bump-outs near the intersections to help preserve some existing trees while also providing some benefit to the pedestrian crossings and traffic calming (parking will be restricted in the bump-out areas).  The side of the street with parking allowed could alternate between the blocks to help provide some additional traffic calming effects, and the existing street sweeping parking restrictions will still remain.  Additionally, we anticipate that there will be approximately 10-14 terrace tree replacements and new plantings on these blocks of Helena St. (depending on locations of underground utilities, etc.)  The wider terrace space will provide for additional soil volume for these trees, which will allow City Forestry to choose from several different tree species with wider canopies. 

Jenifer St. and Russell St. will be reconstructed to match the existing widths and parking conditions.  Two speed humps were considered on Jenifer St., but the Transportation Commission and Board of Public Works recommended that speed humps not be included with this project as the speed data that was collected did not indicate a significant speeding issue on the street.  The work on Russell St. will include modifying the multi-use path crossing to be further from Eastwood, which will improve safety of the crossing as it provides more space between bikes and pedestrians and vehicles turning off of Eastwood; the path crossing will also be raised to provide more emphasis/visibility of the crossing along with traffic calming effects.

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Project Limits

Jenifer St. from Walton Pl. to Division St.

Helena St. from Walton Pl. to Division St.

Russell St. from Jenifer St. to Eastwood Dr.

Project Schedule

Anticipated bid: End of May 2021 
Construction: Summer/Fall 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, times and locations are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

Feb. 1, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording 
Feb. 1, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

City Meetings, Process

Transportation Commission: April 14, 2021, approved 
Board of Public Works: April 21, 2021, approved
Common Council: March 4, 2021

*Note: Registering to speak is only necessary for Common Council and Board of Public Works Meetings. You do not need to register to speak at Public Information Meetings. Simply attend with registration, and you'll have an opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.

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