Last Updated: 07/16/2021

Latest Update 

7/16/2021 Update:

During the spring of 2021, the project scope expanded to include improvements to the Swallowtail Pond. Information for those improvements will be presented to the public in the fall of 2021 as part of the public involment process. The team is also working with private utilities (ATC, MG&E, AT&T, & Charter Communications, etc.) on locations to relocate their overhead or underground factilties out of the way of the reconstructed street. The real estate process will begin in 2021 and contiune into 2022 for portions of the project that require estate tranactions with adjacent property owners. The project design team is also beginning the process to mail the preliminary assessments for the project. More information will be sent to affected property owners later this year.

You can also now view the Overall Project Exhibit.

Project Overview

Pleasant View Road will be reconstructed from Mineral Point Road to US 14 as part of a joint project with the City of Middleton. The proposed project will include reconstruction of the existing roadway as an urban four-lane arterial with new pavement and gravel as well as the addition of curb and gutter, a raised median, new multi-use path/sidewalk in selected areas, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main. Other improvements include new retaining walls, street lighting, pavement marking, signing, and storm water detention ponds.

Project Limits

Phase 1 – Timber Wolf Trail to US Highway 14

Phase 2 – Mineral Point Road to Timber Wolf Trail

Project Schedule

Construction Phase 1: Late summer/fall 2022 & spring/summer/fall 2023

Construction Phase 2: Earliest 2026 (No funding available at this time)

30% Design - Fall 2018

The 30% design for the project is complete. As part of the 30% design, roundabouts were selected by the City of Madison and Middleton at the Elderberry, Blackhawk, Greenway and Quarry intersections with Pleasant View Road. The Old Sauk Road and US 14 intersections with Mineral Point Road will remain signalized intersections. An exhibit showing the proposed street layout can be found here: Pleasant View Plans

60% Design - 2019

The 60% design for Phase 1 of the project is complete. The 60% design for Phase 2 is complete.

75% Design - 2020

The 75% design for Phase 1 of the project is complete. Phase 2 will remain at 60% design until funding becomes available.

90% Design - 2021

The 90% design for Phase 1 is in progress. During the 90% design phase, the traffic control and detour routes are determined, storm sewer pipe sizing, stormwater facilities, retaining walls, pedestrian bridge, pavement marking, signing, and street lighting are all designed. The construction specifications are also written directing the contractor how to build the street.

Phase 1 construction plans will be complete and submitted to WisDOT by Feb. 1, 2022.

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 June 28, 2018 at Middleton City Hall, 7426 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI.
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Handout
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Exhibits
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Roundabout Alternative Exhibit
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Signal Alternative Exhibit

Public Informational Mailer

The project team mailed out a public postcard to inform property owners and residents along and near Pleasant View Road of the proposed roadway design Oct. 27, 2020.
Oct. 27 Proposed Roadway Design Postcard
Overall Project Exhibit

City Meetings, Process 

Transportation Commission: Project introduced Oct. 24, 2018
Transportation Commission: Project approved Nov. 28, 2018
Board of Public Works: Approved Dec, 12, 2018
Common Council: Approved Jan. 8, 2019
Board of Public Works Hearing to Approve Plans, Specifications and Assessments - Late summer/fall, exact dates TBD 
Common Council Public Hearing to Approve Plans, Specifications and Assessments - Late summer/fall 2021, exact dates TBD