Williamson and E Wilson St

Last Updated: 03/21/2019

Construction Update

Construction is expected to start April 1. MG&E may start replacing some facilities the week of March 25.

Williamson and Wilson will remain open to through traffic.  Expect lane closures and traffic delays.

Blount St will be open to local traffic only while under construction.


UPDATE: A contractor has been selected and an updated schedule is available. See details below

Project Description:

The City has awarded the contract for this work to RG Huston Company. MG&E will be performing utility work in the area beginning the week of March 25th and will continue to work in the area during the street reconstruction project.

In 2019, the City will reconstruct portions of E. Wilson St., Williamson St. and S. Blount St. This work will include replacement of curb, pavement, sanitary sewer main and laterals, storm sewer, and the installation of improved bicycle facilities, including a new signal at the intersection of S. Blount St. and Williamson St. Additional bike facility improvements include the installation of a cycle track along Williamson St. and S. Blount St. with a separate sidewalk for pedestrians, and marked buffered bike lanes on E. Wilson St., within the project limits. The street design being installed with the 2019 project will be consistent with the design that was approved by the Common Council as part of the John Nolen/Blair corridor study (https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/blair-st-john-nolen-dr-corridor-study)

This project will also include replacement of the railroad crossing through the intersection.

Preliminary plans and plans for the ultimate design of the Williamson-Wilson-Blair-John Nolen intersection can be found here:
2019 Williamson-E Wilson Plans
Williamson-Wilson-Blair-John Nolen Ultimate Design

Anticipated schedule: April 1, 2019 to August 8, 2019


Public Meeting:

A Public Information Meeting was held on12/18/18. The presentation from that meeting can be found here: PIM Presentation