Last Updated: 06/17/2022

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6/17/2022 Update:

Work the week of June 20, 2022 

  • Inside lane restrictions in both the east and westbound directions will be in place throughout the week. Outside lane closures required to remove existing traffic signals at Shorewood Blvd. and Marshall Ct. will be in place during off-peak travel periods between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • The contractor plans to shift traffic using the widened medians constructed east of the University Bay Dr./Farley Ave. intersection on 6/20/22. View full traffic shift overview in View full PDF Construction Weekly Update. Electronic message signs will be provided to notify motorists of the traffic pattern change.
  • The contractor will activate temporary traffic signals at Shorewood Blvd. and Marshall Ct. and remove existing traffic signals.
  • Additional shaping and grading of the existing medians will be occurring between Shorewood Blvd. and University Bay Dr.
  • The contractor will begin delivering materials needed to begin work on the    96-inch storm sewer crossing of the existing eastbound lanes of Campus Dr.

Work the week of June 27, 2022 

  • Inside lane restrictions in both the east and westbound directions will be in place throughout the week.
  • Traffic will remain shifted east of the University Bay Dr./Farley Ave. intersection until approximately the middle of July 2022.
  • Additional shaping and grading of the existing medians will be occurring between Shorewood Blvd. and University Bay Dr.
  • The contractor will begin work on the 96-inch storm sewer in the area just north of the intersection of University Ave. and Grand Ave.

Traffic Impacts

  • The multi-use path on the north side of University Ave. will remain open until late July at which time a signed detour route will be put in place while the new pedestrian overpass is being constructed over University Bay Dr. Sidewalks may require short term closures at times. Advisory signs will be in place to notify pedestrians of sidewalk closures and alternate routes. Note that the work is weather dependent and may be subject to change.
  • Please be aware that there is ongoing private utility work occurring within the project limits that may not be included on this update for the University Ave. roadway construction. If you require additional information on the private utility work, please provide your inquiry to ENComments@cityofmadison.com and the University Ave. project team will put you in direct contact with the appropriate private utility company performing the work.

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

The residents and businesses impacted by the University Avenue project is welcome to attend a monthly coordination meeting to discuss the University Avenue construction project. The coordination meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m., 3230 University Avenue, Suite No. 7. The first meeting was held June 8, 2022. Integrity Grading and Excavating will give a construction schedule update at each meeting followed by an open platform for any questions and/or concerns with the ongoing construction operations. 

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.

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Project Limits

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

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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

There is also an in-person Public Information Meeting scheduled for 4-6 p.m., May 3, at the Best Western Plus Inntowner, Bascom Meeting Room, 2424 University Ave.

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: June 16, 2021

Transportation Commission: April 15, 2020

Common Council: July 6, 2021