Cottage Grove Road (I39 to Sprecher Rd)

Last Updated: 02/11/2020

Project Update

Private Utility companies are starting work this week to install new facilities along the Cottage Grove Road corridor from North Star Drive to Sprecher Road. Two way traffic will be maintained, but expect single lane closures. The street reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in April 2020 pending final approval of the Contractor’s schedule. The City and Contractor will host a pre-construction meeting for businesses and residents prior to the start of the street reconstruction project.

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

Public Information Meetings

There will be a pre-construction meeting for businesses and residents affected by the project. This is expected to be scheduled for Spring 2020. Updates will be shared on this page as soon as they are available. 

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

The presentation from the meeting can be found here: Presentation

The meeting handout can be found here: Handout