Gorham Street Resurfacing

Last Updated: 05/04/2021

Latest Update

5/4/2021 Update:

Construction has started on E. Gorham St. The contractors for this work are Raymond P. Cattell and Payne & Dolan. The contractor is currently working on the storm sewer and new curb around the Hamilton St. and Franklin St. intersections, and Madison Gas & Electric will be starting work on their gas main in the Brearly St. to Few St. areas.  Overall the project will take approximately six weeks to complete, and Gorham St. will mostly remain open to a single lane of traffic while work is taking place.

View the current Project Plan. 

Project Overview

Following the sanitary sewer replacement work on Gorham St. in 2020, the City is planning to resurface the Gorham Street pavement in 2021. In most locations, this will involve a mill and overlay of the pavement surface and replacement of the pavement markings.  The City is also proposing to install several bumpouts at pedestrian crossings; the proposed locations for the bumpouts are at the Hamilton/Hancock intersection, Franklin, the west side at Blount, and on the west side at Livingston. A new rectangular rapid flashing beacon is also planned for the Blair St. crossing, and a continental crosswalk is planned for the easterly side of the non-signalized intersections. The project also includes adding a bike lane on the blocks between Brearly Street and Baldwin Street, which currently do not have a bike lane; parking pull-out areas are also planned for these blocks in order to maintain some of the on-street parking in this area.  The project also includes modifications near the Baldwin St. intersection to provide an ADA compliant bus boarding area and extending the wide sidewalk through intersection to connect to the proposed on-street bike lane.

Project Plan

Project Limits

Butler St. to Baldwin St.

Schedule

Tentative schedule: May 10, 2021-June 30, 2021

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

A public information meeting was held Nov. 16, 2020, via Zoom.

Nov. 16, 2020 Public Information Meeting Recording
Nov. 16, 2020 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

City Meetings, Process

Transportation Commission: Nov. 18, 2020 - recommended to proceed with plan to include bike lane and parking pull-outs
Board of Public Works: Jan. 6, 2021, approved
Common Council: Jan. 19, 202, approved