300 Block W. Wilson

Last Updated: 02/17/2020

UPDATE: Based on the recommendations of the TPPB, the TC and the BPW this project and any additional public meetings regarding the reconstruction project have been delayed until the corridor study on Wilson St. can be completed.

Project Description

The City plans to resurface and replace utilities on a portion of W. Wilson St. in 2020. Water main breaks and deteriorated pavement over the last year have made this project a priority.

As part of this project, the City is now proposing to reconstruct Broom St. between John Nolen and W. Doty St. A test of a possible new lane configuration on Broom is currently being conducted. City Engineering is hosting a public informational meeting on the evening of Monday, May 20 at 7:00pm in room 215 of the Madison Municipal Building.

As part of the project planning, a corridor study will be done on Wilson St. from Broom St. to Blair St. Two public involvement meetings have been scheduled for this study, and the dates, times and locations of these meetings are noted below.

When the Common Council approved the recent reconstruction project on W. Wilson St., they also required that a more comprehensive study of Wilson St. be done prior to the completion of the Judge Doyle Square project. Now that another project is scheduled on Wilson St., this corridor study will help guide the design of this project.


Construction on this project is now planned for 2020 due to the updated schedule for the public meetings. Please see below.

Project Limits

W. Wilson St. between S. Broom St. & S. Henry St.

S. Broom St. between John Nolen Dr. and W. Doty St.

Public Meetings

A public hearing was held before the Board of Public Works (BPW) on May 22. The BPW referred this project to the Transportation Commission, and the project will then be at the BPW again before the public hearing at the Common Council. Dates, times and locations for each of these meetings are noted below.

On June 11, the Common Council referred the interim recommendations of the Wilson St. corridor study to the Transportation Policy & Planning Board (TPPB), and, on June 12, the Transportation Commission referred the plan for the W. Wilson St. and Broom St. reconstruction project, to the July 10 meeting. Below is an updated schedule for the public meetings on items related to this project. Please note that each of these meeting dates and times are subject to change, so please refer back to the website prior to each of these meetings to confirm the date/time/location.

  • Transportation Policy & Planning Board: At the TPPB on 7/1, the Board did not approve the report of the interim recommendations for W. Wilson St., and instead recommended that the entire corridor study on Wilson St. be completed before making a recommendation on the street configuration for any blocks of Wilson St.
  • Transportation Commission: Wednesday, July 10 at 5:00pm in Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.  Based on the recommendations from the TPPB, it is expected that the Transportation Commission will refer a decision on this project to a later date.  At the meeting there will likely be a presentation of the report on the interim configuration for the 300 block of Wilson St. along with some discussion, but a final recommendation from the T.C. is not anticipated at this time.
  • Board of Public Works: Wednesday, July 17 at 4:30pm at 1600 Emil Street; discussion of the overall plans & specifications for the Wilson St. & Broom St. reconstruction project.
  • Common Council: Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30pm in Rm 201 of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd); discussion of the overall project along with the public hearing regarding the assessments.

A Public Information Meeting was held on Monday, May 20th. The presentation and preliminary plans can be found below:
Public Meeting Presentation
Preliminary Project Plans

The Transportation Department is conducting a Wilson Street Corridor Study to help guide the scope of this construction project.