Last Updated: 06/29/2022

Latest Update

6/29/2022 Update:
This week, the project crew is finishing storm sewer work and grading the southbound lane of S. Blair Street.

Paving of the northbound lane of S. Blair Street will take place beginning Friday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 6. Please note that during this time, the entire street will be inaccessible to businesses and residents.

As a reminder to affected residents, please remember to park on side streets. You may request a free temporary parking permit by emailing Jim Wolfe at Also, access to the Essen Haus parking lot via Railroad Street will remain open during the temporary closure.

Additionally, on Tuesday, July 5, there will be a temporary traffic pattern change as inbound Williamson Street to outbound John Nolen Drive will experience a lane closure. Please plan for possible delays to your travel and follow posted routes. This traffic pattern is scheduled to last a few hours.
 south blair map

Follow the Blair Street South Construction Facebook page

Project Overview

Blair Street is scheduled for reconstruction from John Nolen Dr to E Washington in 2022, and the project will also include pavement replacement work on E. Washington Ave. in 2023. The City of Madison is working jointly with the State Department of Transportation on design and construction of the project. The project will include safety improvements at the Wilson St/Williamson St intersection as well as pavement replacement of Blair St from Wilson/Williamson to E Washington and E Washington from Blair St to Blount St. The project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer within the project limits, and new pedestrian scale lighting on S. Blair St. is also proposed as part of the project.  The project plans also include installation of conduits for a possible future signal at the intersection of Main & Blair, and the design was coordinated with the Wilson Street Corridor Study to include a path crossing of John Nolen Dr.

View updated plan as a larger map

Blair Street Overview

Project Limits

S. Blair St. from John Nolen Dr. to E. Washington Ave.

E. Washington Ave. from Blair St. to Blount St.

Project includes reconstruction of Blair/Williamson/Wilson/John Nolen intersection

Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled for 2022 on Blair St. and 2023 on E. Washington Ave.

Public Involvement 

There are a number of points of contact during this project where the public is encouraged to give feedback as part of public information meetings and public hearings. Dates and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

Follow the Blair Street South Construction Facebook page

A public information meeting was held Nov. 4, 2019, Madison Municipal Building Room 153, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Madison, WI.
Nov. 4, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
Nov. 4, 2019 Public Information Meeting Proposed Design Map

City Meetings, Public Hearings, Approval of Project and Assessments

Board of Public Works: July 7, 2021
Common Council: July 20, 2021