County Highway M - Prairie Hill to Cross Country

Last Updated: 05/17/2019

Construction Update

Stage: Stage 3- work consists of roadway and structure construction on Raymond Road, CTH M, CTH PD, Mid Town Road, and additional side roads throughout the project limits. Multiple work operations will be taking place on both sides of CTH M, CTH PD, and Mid Town Road.

Work this week (week of 5/20/19):

  • On Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7pm, crews anticipate to complete the remaining Stage 3 traffic switch from just south of Flagstone Drive to Prairie Hill Road. At that time, northbound and southbound CTH M traffic will be switched into the new Stage 3 lane configurations through the Mid Town Road intersection. Eastbound and westbound traffic on Mid Town Road will also be switched into the Stage 3 lane configurations. Night work will be taking place from 7pm to 6am at the Mid Town Road intersection to complete the installation of the Stage 3 temporary traffic signals.
  • On Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7pm Flagstone Drive is anticipated to be closed while the contractor constructs a ramp from existing Flagstone Drive to match the new CTH M elevation. Flagstone Drive is anticipated to be re-opened to traffic on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2:30pm. Shale Drive just north of Flagstone Drive will be the access point to the neighborhood while Flagstone Drive is closed.
  • Crews will continue survey and layout operations.
  • Crews anticipate placing the concrete structural approach slabs on bridge structure B-13-845.
  • Crews anticipate placing concrete sidewalk and medians on the B-13-845 bridge deck.
  • Crews will continue TX parapet railing on retaining wall structures R-13-302 and R-13-303.
  • Crews begin Stage 3 grading and aggregate placement operations throughout the project.
  • Crews will continue topsoil placement throughout the project.
  • Crews will continue watermain and sanitary sewer installations throughout the project.
  • Crews will resume HMA pavement placement for Stage 3A from Ineichen Drive to Stony Ridge
  • Crews will continue erosion control and restoration items as necessary.
  • Crews will continue conduit installations, and lighting / traffic signal base placement.

Work scheduled for the next week (week of 5/27/19):

  • Crews will continue survey and layout operations.
  • Crews will continue grading and aggregate placement operations throughout the project.
  • Crews will continue storm sewer installation throughout the project.
  • Crews will continue watermain and sanitary sewer installations throughout the project.
  • Crews will continue constructing TX parapet at retaining walls R-13-302 and R-13-303.
  • Crews will continue sidewalk and median placement on bridge structure B-13-845.
  • Crews will continue conduit installations, and lighting / traffic signal base placement.

Traffic Impacts -

  • Traffic is anticipated to be switched into the Stage 3 lane configurations starting Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7pm. See work this week (week of 5/20/19) for additional information. Message boards have been placed to provide notification of the anticipated traffic pattern change.
  • Flagstone Drive is anticipated to be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7pm. See work this week (week of 5/20/19) for additional information. Message boards have been placed to provide notification of the closure.
  • One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on CTH M, CTH PD, and Mid Town Road on the existing travel lanes during peak travel times.
  • Roadway flagging operations will be taking place periodically throughout Stage 2 between the hours of 9am and 3pm and overnight between 7pm and 6am.
  • Please be alert when traveling the CTH M corridor.

General Project Information

The reconstruction of CTH M includes earthwork, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, base aggregate, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, HMA pavement, Structures B-13-845, retaining walls, street lighting, traffic signals. The overall work is scheduled for completion on November 1, 2019 with several interim completion dates.

Project Schedule

  • Overall Completion Date: November 1, 2019.
  • Interim Completion Dates:
    • November 15, 2018- CTH M, CTH PD, Mid Town Road. (Switch to Stage 3)
    • November 15, 2018- Raymond Road, Meriter Way, and Wellness Way. (All work complete.)

Contact Information

  • The project field office is located at:
  • 7395 CTH PD
  • Verona, WI 53593
  • Phone: 608-845-3350

Business and property owners can also contact on-site project staff Trenton Diehl at trenton.diehl@strand.com

Project Details

The Prairie Hill to Cross Country project extends from Valley View Road to Cross Country Road. The project is scheduled for design from 2011-2016 with construction beginning in fall 2017.  It is anticipated to take two years to complete with an construction end date of fall 2019. The project includes reconstructing CTH M to divided roadway with a median and curb & gutter.

Current proposed plans:

Public Information Meetings - Construction Phase

Monthly Project Meeting

WisDOT, City of Madison, City of Verona & Dane County will host monthly project meetings open to the public to get updates on the schedule and ask questions. This is an opportunity for property owners, residents and businesses to ask questions to the contractor and project staff. The meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month during construction at 2:30 pm.  The meetings are located at the Epic Annex located off of Northern Lights Drive in Verona, WI. Map is attached here.

Pre-Construction Public Information Meeting

Integrity Grading and Excavating (Prime Contractor) along with Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a Public Information Meeting regarding the construction of County Highway M in Verona. The meeting took place on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a formal presentation at 6:00 pm. The meeting was held at Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli St, Verona, WI 53593.

Proposed Night Work

Some night work is proposed during this project to minimize inconvenience to Traffic.  Details can be found here:
Night Work Letter
Night Work Map

Public Information Meetings - Design Phase

The City of Madison, City of Verona and Dane County held a Public Information Meeting on this project on December 8, 2011, 6 PM at the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona WI. Representatives from the City of Madison, City of Verona and Dane County discussed the proposed project and answered questions.

The second Public Information Meeting for this project was held May 24, 2012, 6 PM at the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona, WI. Representatives from the City of Madison, City of Verona and Dane County discussed the proposed project and answered questions. A pdf of the presentation can be found here:

A third Public Information Meeting for this project was held on March 12, 2014, 6 P.M. at the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona, WI. Representatives from the City of Madison, City of Verona and Dane County discussed the proposed project and answered questions.

Environmental Assessment

An Environmental Assessment has been prepared for this project following the National Environmental Policy Act.  This document may be viewed here: