Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting. 
Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint
Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting Recording 

Meeting Materials to Review:
Broom Street Intersection Alternatives
Pathway Typical Sections
Roadway Typical Sections
Corridor Crash Summary
Corridor Roll Plot
North Shore Drive Intersection Alternatives
Structure Alternatives


The John Nolen Drive Reconstruction project will encompass a number of infrastructure design improvements along the causeway between East Olin Avenue and Broom Street. The project is broken into the following three segments:

  1. East Lakeside Street to North Shore Drive
  2. East Olin Avenue to East Lakeside Street
  3. Broom Street Intersection

Phase One of the project, which includes the segment from East Lakeside Street to North Shore Drive has been selected funding and is expected to be constructed in 2025 or 2026. Phase Two includes the segment from East Olin Avenue to East Lakeside Street is currently in design and will be fully designed with construction occurring when funding is available. The Broom Street Intersection is currently being analyzed for potential alternatives to ensure compatibility with improvements to the North Shore Drive intersection.

John Nolen Drive
A number of exciting improvements are being considered, including:

  • Reconstruction of six bridges along the causeway
  • Lane configuration and cross section changes
  • Expansion of the existing path to separate bike path and pedestrian facilities
  • Shoreline reconstruction along Lake Monona
  • Pedestrian and bike underpass between North Shore Drive and Broom Street
  • Reconstruction of storm sewer
  • Traffic signals and street lighting
  • Others to be determined through public involvement process

Project Schedule

This project will be planned and designed in coordination with the ongoing with the Monona Waterfront Design Challenge

The process began in 2021 and is expected to run from through 2026. It will include analysis of existing conditions, feasibility studies, and a robust community engagement process to inform preliminary and final designs.

  1. Preliminary Design

    2021 – 2023

  2. Final Design

    2024 – 2025

  3. Construction

    2026 – 2027

Public Involvement

Public involvement is a central element to the planning process for this project. The public involvement process will utilize a range of tools including public meetings and workshops, small group meetings, surveys, event tabling and intercept interviews, and other effective methods proven to ensure the final designs are informed by the community.


Public Information Meetings

Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint
Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting Recording 

 

Oct. 4, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording
Oct. 4, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation


City Process Meetings

Common Council

Preliminary design review: Information will be posted when available.
Final design approval: Information will be posted when available.

 

Board of Public Works

Preliminary design review: Information will be posted when available.

Final design approval: Information will be posted when available.