Southwest Bike Path/Waite Circle Culvert Reconstruction

Last Updated: 04/17/2020

Construction

Construction began October 28, 2019 and was complete by January 10, 2020. 

Culvert Construction
Culvert Construction - December 4, 2019

Pre-Construction Meeting

The pre-construction meeting occurred October 14, 2019 at City Engineering offices.

Project Bidding Complete

The project was advertised for Bid on August 22nd, 2019.  The second advertisement occurred on August 29th, 2019.  The Bid Opening occurred on September 5th, 2019.  A recommendation was made to award the contract.  Bid information can be found: Public Works Contracts Webpage

Public Information Meeting

Time: July 11th, 6:00 pm

Location: Thoreau Elementary School Library, 3870 Nakoma Road

Project Description

In 2017, the original stone arch culvert under the Southwest Bike Path at Waite Circle began to fail. In 2017, as a result of the impending failure, the arch was slip lined with a 60-inch culvert during an emergency repair.

This project will reconstruct the culvert to a size similar to that of the existing arch, with provisions to modify the opening size once the Wingra West Watershed Study is complete. The culvert reconstruction will occur in late 2019.  In addition to the culvert reconstruction, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Intercept beneath the culvert will be reconstruction and relocated adjacent to the proposed box culvert.  Other minor repairs will be made to infrastructure in the immediate project area.

The City hosted a public information meeting to discuss the components of the project, including the bike path detour that will occur during construction.  The presentation can be found: July 11 2019 Public Information Meeting Presentation.

Upstream side of culvert at Waite Circle looking downstream
Upstream side of culvert at Waite Circle looking downstream towards bike path
Downstream side of culvert at Chippewa Court looking upstream towards bike path
Downstream side of culvert at Chippewa Court looking upstream towards bike path