Atwood Avenue

Last Updated: 04/10/2018

Update - April 9, 2018 Public Information Meeting planned, see below for details

Project Description

The proposed project includes pavement reconstruction, curb and gutter, existing sidewalk spot replacements and repairs, new multi-use path/sidewalk, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps, storm sewer replacement, new street lighting, replacement of sanitary sewer and water main, new pavement marking, and new signs. The new bike path with adjacent sidewalk will primarily run parallel with Atwood Avenue with a portion that will continue along the existing path along Lake Monona and connect into Lakeland Avenue. The path will include a new pedestrian/bike bridge crossing over the Starkweather Creek parallel to the roadway bridge. New parking areas and street lighting are also included.

Off-street bicycle accommodations will be provided as part of the project. The exception being between Fair Oaks Avenue and Oakridge Avenue. Inbound cyclists have the opportunity of continuing on-street in a shared peak hour/parking lane or divert to the nearby Capital City Trail. Due to space constraints, outbound cyclists can either continue from the west on-street or utilize Fair Oaks Avenue on-street bike lanes to navigate to nearby adjacent routes including the Capital City Trail to connect into Atwood Avenue. A wider 7-foot wide sidewalk will be provided on the south side of Atwood Avenue within this segment to accommodate added pedestrian volume and small children with a destination of Lowell Elementary School.

Off-street bike facilities include a 10-foot wide path with an adjacent 5-foot wide sidewalk that extends along the south side of Atwood Avenue, between Oakridge Avenue and Margaret Street. To maintain the wider path adjacent to Atwood Avenue and minimize impacts to adjacent properties, the 5-foot sidewalk adjacent to the path will terminate just south of Margaret Street upon entering the City of Monona. In addition, travel lanes are minimized from 11 feet to 10 feet at the intersection of Atwood Avenue and Cottage Grove Road in order to maintain the off street multi-use facility without having large impacts to adjacent buildings and landscaping.

An additional 10-foot wide path will run along the north side of Atwood Avenue between Dennett Street and Sugar Avenue to provide access to facilities on the north side of Atwood Avenue including Olbrich Gardens and connectivity to the Capital City Trail.

Project Limits
Atwood Avenue - Cottage Grove Road to South Fair Oaks Avenue

Project Schedule
Preliminary Design: 2016-2020
Construction: 2021

Public Meeting - April 9, 2018
The City will hold a public involvement meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 6:30-8pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in the Evjue Commons, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. A brief presentation will be provided at 6:45PM. The city of Madison and design consultant representatives will be available to discuss the proposed project and address questions or concerns. Comments were received following the first public meeting this past October and this is an opportunity for you to come and see how we’ve considered your comments and implemented them into the design. In addition, this is another opportunity to offer comments and feedback that will help continue to shape the future of the Atwood Avenue corridor.
Press Release
Preliminary plans - Fair Oaks Ave to Olbrich
Preliminary plans - Olbrich to Cottage Grove Rd

Public Meeting - October 4, 2017
The City held a public involvement meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 6:30-8pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in the Atrium, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. The City presented the preliminary design, answered questions and gathered input. Information from the meeting can be found here:
Press Release
Preliminary Plans - Signal Alternative
Preliminary Plans - Roundabout Alternative