Gammon Road, S. and West Towne Path

Last Updated: 07/01/2020

Construction Update:

Anticipated Upcoming Roadway Closures:

  • No anticipated upcoming roadway closures at this time.

Current Stage: Stage 1B- work consists of roadway and structure construction on the westerly side of Gammon Road, Odana Road, and Gammon Place. Additional work will also be taking place along Grand Canyon Drive. Multiple work operations will be taking place throughout the Gammon Road corridor.

Work this week (week of 6/29/2020):

  • Crews continue survey and layout operations.
  • Crews will maintain traffic control devices.
  • Crews will continue finish work of pedestrian underpass structure B-13-870. Crews will continue temporary shoring and backfilling of the Stage 1 portion of the pedestrian underpass.
  • Crews will continue installing the coping for the R-13-343 retaining wall.
  • Crews will continue roadway excavations and aggregate placement within the Stage 1B work area (west side of Gammon Road).
  • Crews will continue the installation of retaining walls R-13-338, R-13-339, and R-13-343 on the west side of Gammon Road.

Work scheduled for the next week (week of 7/06/2020):

  • Crews will continue survey and layout operations.
  • Crews will maintain traffic control devices.
  • Crews will continue aggregate placement within the Stage 1B work area (west side of Gammon Road).
  • Crews will continue the installation of retaining walls R-13-338, R-13-339, and R-13-343 on the west side of Gammon Road.
  • Crews will continue coping construction on retaining walls R-13-338, R-13-339, and R-13-343.
  • Crews will continue the construction of pedestrian underpass structure B-13-870 with completing finishing items.
  • Crews will begin concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk installation within the Stage 1B work area.

Traffic Impacts -

  • Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Gammon Road except for weeknight and weekend closure allowances. Odana Road as well as Gammon Place will be open to traffic at all times. West Towne Mall access will be maintained at all times through either the entrance across from Odana Road or the entrance across from Gammon Place.
  • Roadway flagging operations maybe present throughout Stage 1 to assist with traffic control.
  • Please be alert when traveling the Gammon Road corridor.

Project Schedule:

Overall Completion Date: November 13, 2020.

Meetings -

A business and property owner public meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:30am in Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Road, Madison, WI, in the Spartan Youth Services Meeting Room.

Project Updates:

Feb. 21, 2020 Update:
A public information meeting was scheduled for Gammon Road, S. and West Towne Path construction. The meeting is scheduled for March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S Gammon Road, Spartan Meeting Room.

Project Description

The City of Madison in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing a street reconstruction project on South Gammon Road from the Beltline Highway to Mineral Point Road and construction of a shared-use path, known as the West Towne Path, from Grand Canyon Drive to Junction Road within the City of Madison. 

There are multiple phases of construction planned for the project.  The first phase of the project includes reconstruction of South Gammon Road and construction of the shared use-path from the Struck Street pedestrian underpass of the Beltline to the west side of South Gammon Road. This phase includes construction of a pedestrian underpass of Gammon Road.  Construction of phase one of the project is planned to take place in 2020.  Later phases of construction will include construction of the shared-use path from the west side of Gammon Road to Junction Road. The year of construction for the later phases of the project will be determined as funding becomes available.

The reconstruction of South Gammon Road will consist of the replacement of the roadway base course, curb and gutter and concrete pavement with spot repairs of the concrete sidewalk. Public utilities, including sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main will also be replaced as necessary with the project.  Upgrades will also be made to the street lighting and traffic signal systems.

Construction of the shared-use, West Towne Path will consist of an asphalt path, 10-feet wide, with 2-foot grass shoulders, to accommodate two-way bicycle traffic, pedestrians and other non-motorized users.

The West Towne Path will provide an east-west connection for non-motorized users from the Junction Road (CTH M) to the West Town Mall area and to the near west side of Madison.  See attached location map.

60% plans for the project can be found here: Gammon Road 60% Plans
A Gammon Road and West Towne Path display can be found here: Gammon Road - West Towne Path

Project Schedule

Phase 1 (Gammon Road and West Towne Path from Struck to Gammon): Construct in 2020
Phase 2 (West Towne Path from Gammon to Junction): Construction year to be determined

Public Involvement

Common Council: Check back for updates
Board of Public Works: Check back for updates
Public Information Meeting: A public information meeting was scheduled for Gammon Road, S. and West Towne Path construction. The meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Lussier Community Center, 55 S Gammon Road, Spartan Meeting Room. Documents from the public information meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date. Check back for documents.