County Highway M - Prairie Hill to Cross Country

Last Updated: 09/13/2019

Construction Update

Project Schedule:

  • Overall Completion Date: November 1, 2019.

Anticipated Upcoming Roadway Closures:

  • Waterbend Drive is anticipated to be closed from Mid Town Road to Fairway Oaks Drive on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7am. Waterbend Drive is anticipated to be reopened to traffic by 5am Tuesday, August 17, 2019.

  • A traffic switch on CTH M, CTH PD, and Mid Town Road from Stage 3 to Stage 4 is anticipated to take place the night of Saturday, September 21 into the early morning hours of Sunday, September 22, 2019. The backup traffic switch date will be the night of Sunday, September 22, 2019 into the early morning hours of Monday, September 23, 2019.

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 9/16/19):

  • Crews will continue survey and layout operations.

  • Structure finish crews will remain on site grinding and rubbing structures for staining.

  • Crews will complete constructing the coping for modular block wall R-13-307 south of Ineichen Drive.

  • Crews will continue staining retaining wall structures, bridge structures, and culvert structures throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue Stage 3 grading and aggregate placement operations throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue curb and gutter placement and sidewalk installation throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue HMA paving throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue tuck pointing storm sewer structures throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue lighting and traffic signal installations.

  • Crews will begin pavement marking for Stage 4 traffic.

  • Crews will continue topsoil placement, erosion control, and restoration items as necessary.

  • Crews will maintain traffic control devices as necessary.

    Work scheduled for the next week (week of 9/23/19):

  • Crews will continue survey and layout operations.

  • Crews will resume Stage 4 grading and aggregate placement operations throughout the project.

  • Crews will continue concrete curb and gutter placement as well as sidewalk and colored concrete placement throughout the Stage 4 sections.

  • Crews will continue lighting and traffic signal installations.

  • Crews will continue topsoil, erosion control, and restoration items as necessary.

  • Crews will maintain traffic control devices as necessary.

    Traffic Impacts -

  • Meriter Way, Wellness Way, and Raymond Road remain closed to thru traffic until further notice.
  • 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.
  • Single lane roadway flagging operations will be taking place periodically throughout Stage 3 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.

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 (July's meeting will be on Wed Jul 3rd).  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: