Last Updated: 06/21/2021

Latest Update 

6/21/2021 Update:

On June 16, the Board of Public Works approved the University Avenue reconstruction project.  The project will next go to the Common Council on July 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.  To register to speak at the public hearing, please visit the Clerk’s website (link available once agenda is posted):

Univ Ave (Shore-Univ Bay Dr) Roll Plot Exhibit 

Project Overview

University Ave is scheduled for reconstruction from Shorewood Boulevard/Hill St to University Bay Drive/Farley Ave. The City of Madison is jointly participating with the Village of Shorewood Hills on the design and construction. The project includes reconstruction of pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk as necessary, street lighting, traffic signals, water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer.  Alternatives to improve pedestrian & bicycle connectivity, bus rapid transit initiatives and stormwater drainage have been reviewed, and the project plans have been updated to include a new pedestrian & bike overpass of University Bay Dr., a widened sidewalk along the southerly side of University Ave., and a 96-inch storm sewer pipe to help improve drainage in the area.  The project continues to be coordinated with the City’s planning efforts for bus rapid transit.

Full Project Map
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University Bay Overpass Alternative

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Project Limits

Shorewood Boulevard/Hill St to University Bay Drive/Farley Ave.

Project Limits Map

Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled for 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

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: June 16, 2021

Transportation Commission: April 15, 2020

Common Council: July 6, 2021