Last Updated: 01/09/2018

UPDATE: A Public Information Meeting has been scheduled for January 10th. See details below.

Project Description
The City of Madison is proposing to reconstruct a portion of Winnebago St. and Linden Ave. in 2018. Work on Winnebago St. between Second St. and Bashford Ave. will include replacement of utilities and replacement of the curb and pavement; work on Linden Ave. between Winnebago St. and Rusk St. will include replacement of the utilities and pavement, but most of the curb is planned to remain. The project will also include some utility work down Atwood Ave. between First St. and Second St., but the pavement in this area will only be patched in the areas that the utility work is completed.

This portion of Winnebago St. is currently 48 ft. wide, with a travel lane, bike lane, and parking lane in both
directions, and approximately a 3 ft. terrace on both sides. Due to significant grade differences, a portion of
the southeasterly side terrace has walls and railings adjacent to the sidewalk. Potential options for
reconstructing Winnebago Street include:

  • Narrowing the travel lanes by 1 ft. each, making the total street width 46 ft., while maintaining all of the existing lanes. Terraces would widen by approximately 1 ft. on each side.
  • Remove parking on one side, but maintain all travel and bike lanes. This option could narrow the street to 40 ft., which would widen the terraces further and improve the grade challenges more.
  • Can also consider an option that combines both of the first options: a portion of the street with all existing lanes, and another portion that has parking removed on one side.

Project Limits
Atwood Ave (Utility work only) - South First Street to South Second Street
Winnebago St - South Second Street to Bashford Avenue
Linden Ave - Winnebago Street to Rusk Street

Public Information Meeting
A Public Information Meeting for this project has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 10th at 6:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Goodman Community Center (149 Waubesa Street) in Bolz Room A.