Cottage Grove Road (I39 to Sprecher Rd)

Last Updated: 11/13/2020

Latest Update

11/13/2020 Update:

This project is complete.

Project Overview

The City of Madison in conjunction with Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing to reconstruct portions of Cottage Grove Road within the City of Madison. The construction schedule for the project has been revised and the first phase of the project is now scheduled for construction in 2020. The first phase of the project includes reconstruction of Cottage Grove Road from the east side of I-39/90 to South Sprecher Road. The second phase of construction includes the reconstruction of Cottage Grove Road from South Thompson Drive to the east side of I-39/90 and will include the replacement of the Cottage Grove Road overpass of I-39/90. The construction year of the second phase of the project is not currently known but will coincide with the WisDOT’s replacement of the I-39/90 overpass.

The proposed project will reconstruct Cottage Grove Road to a four lane, urban boulevard section.  The proposed street layout will include two through lanes and on-street buffered bike lanes in each direction, with a raised center median and left turn lanes at intersections. The reconstruction of the street will include the replacement of the pavement, base material, curb and gutter and drive aprons. Sidewalk will be added where it currently does not exist. The proposed project will also include construction of water main and storm sewer as well as improvements to the street lighting and traffic signal systems.

90% Plans can be found here: 90% Plans

A typical section of the roadway can be found here: Typical Section

Project Limits

I-39 to Sprecher Road

Project Schedule

April 2020: Project beginning
October 2020: Expected Completion
Mid-July 2020: First Phase expected to be completed. First phase of the project will be on the south side of Cottage Grove Rd. and the second phase will be to complete the north side.

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

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and requirements for social distancing, a pre-construction meeting with businesses and residents cannot be held at this time. Please contact the project staff with any questions.

The last public information meeting was held on Oct. 8, 2015. The meeting was held to inform property owners and residents of the project and receive input from the public.

Oct. 8, 2015 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Oct. 8, 2015 Public Information Meeting Handout

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: Approved Aug. 21, 2019 

Common Council: Approved Sept. 17. 2019