City of Madison

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The Engineering office is closed to the public until further notice.

View Engineering Service Updates on the Division's COVID-19 page that has more information on permits, sewer back ups, operation and more.

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View all impacts to City service on the City’s COVID-19 website.


Flip the Switch: Blending new and old, Solar installation on Historic Madison Municipal Building, posted on Jul 7, 2020
Tuesday morning Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway “flipped the switch” on a new solar …

Sustainable Madison Committee Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, posted on Jul 6, 2020
This is a Statement of the Sustainable Madison Committee Madison is one of many cities …

Resource Reminder: Heavy Rain Moves through Madison, Report Your Flooding, posted on Jun 29, 2020
City Engineering crews are on standby to respond to reports of urban flash flooding in …

City Leaders Celebrate Wilson Street Garage Opening: 'This garage represents much more.', posted on Jun 22, 2020
The opening of the Wilson Street Garage brings completion to nearly a decade of …

Wilson Street Garage to Open June 22, posted on Jun 18, 2020
A 10-year planning process will come to an end June 22nd as the new Wilson Street …

Best Cities for Bicycling - Madison Ranks Second Nationwide, posted on Jun 12, 2020
People for Bikes has released its third annual ratings of the best cities for bicycling …



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    Information on current road construction projects, proposed projects, preventative maintenance of city streets and signups for email alerts to stay up to date on construction projects.
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The Engineering Division is responsible for the design, supervision and inspection of all street, highway, sidewalk and bike path construction; all City surveying and mapping operations including maintenance of the City's Official Map, street and utility records; management of the Madison Storm Water and Sanitary Sewer Utilities including the design, operation and maintenance of sanitary sewer facilities and storm sewer systems; the review of land use changes for public works feasibility; the research and development services supporting the solid waste management program; and the preparation of various studies relating to Public Works.

Contact Us

City Engineer,
Robert F. Phillips, P.E.

Engineering Main Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Room 115
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4751
Fax: (608) 264-9275

Larry D. Nelson Engineering Operations Facility:
1600 Emil Street
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 267-1197
Fax: (608) 267-1123

My City of Madison Account

Stay informed of Major Reconstruction Projects and updates on construction projects that may impact traffic in Madison at