John Nolen Drive Reconstruction Public Involvement Plan PDF
Public engagement is a central element to the planning process. The public engagement strategy developed for this project is one that is comprehensive, inclusive, and engaging. It will provide opportunities for community stakeholders to provide input, learn about the project as it progresses, evaluate alternatives and be part of the design development.
The City of Madison will seek input on key issues, such as:
- Existing concerns or issues that need to be addressed associated with the multiuse path, shoreline, and access and accessibility
- Identified community needs and necessary modifications to increase overall functionality for all people and all modes of transportation
- Shoreline modifications to mitigate runoff and address existing water recreation barriers
- Streetscaping improvements, including street trees and traffic signals
- Feasibility of additional passive recreation or social gathering areas along the causeway
- Wayfinding improvements: directional guidance and location context/information
- Storm sewer improvements
Which improvements should be prioritized? Please help us understand by providing input at JNDproject@cityofmadison.com
Public Engagement Process
The public involvement process will be organized in four phases:
Phase One: Existing Conditions
Phase Two: Develop Alternatives
Phase Three: Selection of Preferred Alternative
Phase Four: Final Design and Plan Development
Each phase will engage the public with the following tools:
Public Information Meetings
The project team will organize and facilitate five public meetings as part of the John Nolen Drive Reconstruction project, between 2021 and 2026 (approximately one per year).
- Public Information Meeting No. 1 – Existing Conditions (Project Kickoff)
- Fall 2021
- Introduce the John Nolen Drive Reconstruction Project, including potential outcomes, goals, opportunities, and “what we know so far” based on site analysis and small group meetings conducted prior to the meeting.
- Oct. 4, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording
- Oct. 4, 2021 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation PDF
- Public Information Meeting No. 2 – Preliminary Design Concepts and Alternatives
- Winter 2023
- Introduce preliminary design concepts and alternatives, as well as continue to build broad community awareness about the project. Input received at the meeting will help the project team anticipate challenges and potential solutions, as well as inform refinements to preliminary design concepts.
Thank you to everyone who attended the virtual Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting.
Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint PDF
Feb. 23, 2023 Public Information Meeting Recording
Meeting Materials to Review:
Broom Street Intersection Alternatives PDF
Pathway Typical Sections PDF
Roadway Typical Sections PDF
Corridor Crash Summary PDF
Corridor Roll Plot PDF
North Shore Drive Intersection Alternatives PDF
Structure Alternatives PDF
- Public Information Meeting No. 3 – Design Concepts and Preferred Alternatives Presentation
- Winter 2024
- Presentation of developed preferred alternatives. Input received at the meeting will help inform final design concepts.
- Public Information Meeting No. 4 – Draft Final Design Concepts
- Winter 2025
- Present and discuss designs for John Nolen Drive, including a walk-through of the draft final design.
- Public Information Meeting No. 5 – Final Design Open House
- Winter 2026
- Present the final project designs and share information about the upcoming construction schedule, anticipated impacts, and identified alternate routes. The meeting will include an open house, allowing meeting participants to view plans in a gallery format and speak to project team members.
Small Work Groups
The project team will facilitate a number of small group meetings with a variety of community members, businesses, and civic leaders representing a diversity of constituencies including BIPOC, lower-income, people living with disabilities, and others who are often underrepresented in planning processes. Meetings will be coordinated and conducted through collaboration with grassroots networks and input will be analyzed with an equity lens.
During Phase One of the community engagement process, the following organizations participated in Small Work Groups:
- UW Madison
- Badger Rock Community Center
- Bayview Foundation
- Community Action Coalition
- Centro Hispano
- Madison Network of Black Professionals
- Latino Workforce Academy
- Latino Professionals Association
We will be meeting with these organizations again as part of the Phase Two Alternatives engagement process and welcome the participation of other organizations. If you are a part of an organization that would like to coordinate a small group meeting, please contact the project team at: JNDproject@cityofmadison.com
The survey will be used to inform and engage project stakeholders, gather community questions and concerns, and gauge community views on specific project elements. View the results from the Phase One Existing Conditions Survey. The Phase Two Alternatives Survey will be released after the Second Public Information Meeting on Feb. 23, 2023.
Check back to this webpage for surveys as they are posted or subscribe to the email list to learn when they're available.
Tabling at Events & Intercept interviews
This encompasses “meeting people where they are” by setting up a table at prominent community events and/or walking along the project area in order to gather input in a safe, fun way.
View the John Nolen Redesign: Phase One Community Engagement Report.
Questions? Comments? Please send an email to: JNDproject@cityofmadison.com.