Last Updated: 09/30/2022

Latest Update 

9/30/2022 Update:

Work the Week of Oct. 3, 2022

  • The contractor will continue work on the 96-inch storm sewer and installation of the temporary retaining systems on the west side of the University Bay Dr./Farley Ave. intersection.
  • The contractor will continue roadway grading of the east side of University Bay Dr. and will continue placing concrete sidewalk and curb and gutter.
  • The University Bay Dr. storm sewer laterals and inlets will be installed.
  • The contractor will continue installing electrical conduit and concrete bases for street lighting and traffic signals along the east side of University Bay Dr.
  • Please be aware that during the reconstruction of University Bay Dr., the intersection at University Ave. has reduced capacity, which has resulted in traffic congestion during peak travel periods. An overview map showing alternative routes is available below. 

Work the Week of Oct. 10, 2022 

  • The contractor will continue work on the 96-inch storm sewer and temporary retaining systems west of the University Bay Dr./Farley Ave. intersection with work progressing toward Marshall Ct.
  • The contractor will complete roadway grading, sidewalk and curb and gutter, and begin asphalt paving and landscaping of the east side of University Bay Dr.
  • The contractor anticipates that traffic on University Bay Dr. will be switched to its Stage 2A configuration during the week. This traffic configuration will shift northbound and southbound traffic on University Bay Dr. to the east side of the roadway onto the newly constructed portion of University Bay Dr. An overview map showing the Stage 2A work zone and traffic configuration will be provided as part of the October 10, 2022, weekly update.

Traffic Impacts

  • The multi-use path on the north side of University Ave. will remain open for the remainder of 2022. Please be aware the multi-use path will require some temporary shifts and other adjustments to accommodate the work taking place at University Bay Dr. Advisory signs will be in place to notify pedestrians of sidewalk closures and alternative routes. Note that the work is weather dependent and may be subject to change.
  • Please be aware that there is ongoing private utility work occurring within the project limits that may not be included on this update for the University Ave. roadway construction. If you require additional information on the private utility work, please provide your inquiry to and the University Ave. project team will put you in direct contact with the appropriate private utility company performing the work.

University Bay Drive Alternative Route Map

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Project Overview

University Ave is scheduled for reconstruction from Shorewood Boulevard/Hill St to University Bay Drive/Farley Ave. The City of Madison is jointly participating with the Village of Shorewood Hills on the design and construction. The project includes reconstruction of pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk as necessary, street lighting, traffic signals, water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer.  Alternatives to improve pedestrian & bicycle connectivity, bus rapid transit initiatives and stormwater drainage have been reviewed, and the project plans have been updated to include a new pedestrian & bike overpass of University Bay Dr., a widened sidewalk along the southerly side of University Ave., and a 96-inch storm sewer pipe to help improve drainage in the area.  The project continues to be coordinated with the City’s planning efforts for bus rapid transit.

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Project Limits

Shorewood Boulevard/Hill St to University Bay Drive/Farley Ave.

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Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled for 2022.

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

The monthly resident and business coordination meeting will occur at the project field office (3230 University Avenue, Suite 7) at 11 a.m., Nov. 9, 2022

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: June 16, 2021

Transportation Commission: April 15, 2020

Common Council: July 6, 2021


Extension of work hours for Construction Activities (Starting around Aug. 15, 2022)