Last Updated: 12/28/2022

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12/16/2022 Update:
Dec. 15, 2022 Public Information Meeting Recording

Please note that the design for E Washington is proposed to remove the majority of metered parking from Pinckney St to Blair St. This is due to the remarking for the Bus Rapid Transit lane and bike lanes.  Here is the pavement marking plan for the E Washington section.
East Washington Ave Pavement Markings

The Transportation Commission discussed this on its meeting at 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2022. The meeting recording can be found here:

If you have any questions about the proposed changes to E. Washington Ave., please contact Tom Mohr at or 608-267-8725.

Program Overview

The Annual Street Resurfacing Program is designed to improve the quality of your street and delay the need for total reconstruction. The City Engineering Division rates streets and curb & gutter every two years. Streets with a pavement rating of 5 or less on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being a new street) and a curb & gutter rating of 6 or greater are ideal candidates. Streets and curb & gutter with lower ratings require extensive replacement. They are patched until they are candidates for reconstruction.

Replacement Criteria

Defective curb and gutter is replaced if there is:

  • Vertical or horizontal offset
  • Ponding water
  • Curb head missing
  • Tipped curb
  • Pitted concrete

Criteria for Replacement of Public Sidewalk and Curb and Gutter is outlined in the administrative procedure.

The goal of resurfacing and preventative maintenance is to extend the life of the street 30 years or more before a full reconstruction project is necessary.

What Will Be Replaced

You will receive a packet of information in the mail from City Engineering. In the packet, an estimate is included of the curb and gutter, driveway and sidewalk in front of your property, which was inspected last fall and determined to be in need of replacement. White paint marks were placed on the curb and gutter sections intended for replacement. If curb and gutter is marked for replacement in front of a driveway, then it may be necessary to replace a portion or all of the driveway apron. This may be reflected on your estimate.

Billing of Work

You will receive a "Special Assessment" in the mail after work is complete. This bill is not part of your annual property tax assessment. You may pay the bill in full before Oct. 31 in the year the billing is made without accruing interest. Or, you may use the City's five-year installment plan. For more information about special assessments and payment options, including deferrals, contact the Finance Department, 608-266-4008.

Objects in the Right of Way

If you have objects such as invisible fence, plantings, sprinkler system or pavers within 12 inches of the curb and gutter without a permit, the objects may be subject to removal and/or repair at the property owner's expense. Removing them or marking these objects may reduce the risk of damage.

Restoration of Disturbed Areas

Restoration begins as soon as possible after new curb and gutter, driveway apron and sidewalk have been poured. Contractors are required to use high quality topsoil and seed. You can assist with the restoration by watering the ground lightly every day until grass has been mowed once or twice. Then water more heavily and less frequently.

Contractors Work Hours

Typically, contractors work from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday – Friday with occasional work on Saturday. Barricades and "No Parking" signs with approximate start and end dates will be placed 48 hours in advance of construction. Your cooperation and compliance with the "No Parking" restrictions will speed up work and may save you a ticket and towing costs.

Contact Us

Resurfacing Questions, Concerns: 608-266-4914
Billing Questions: 608-266-4008
Questions, Disagreement about your estimate or marked sections: 608-266-4914
You may make arrangements to have the marks and estimate reviewed by the resurfacing inspector.