Last Updated: 05/13/2022

Latest Update 

5/13/2022 Update:

Work the week of May 16, 2022

  • Outside lane restrictions in both the EB and WB directions will occur between May 16, 2022, and May 18, 2022, for installation of temporary traffic signal poles. Additional center lane closures may be necessary to complete the work; however, these closures will only occur during off-peak travel periods between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Outside lane restrictions will be removed and the inside lanes will be closed in both the EB and WB directions to allow the contractor to remove the existing medians in preparation for temporary roadway widening for future construction stages. The inside lane closures will remain in place until approximately June 16, 2022
  • Crews will be installing cables and poles for temporary traffic signals at Shorewood Blvd., Marshall Ct. and University Bay Dr.
  • Concrete sawing and clearing operations will be performed at required locations throughout the project.
  • Crews will begin staging equipment and materials in preparation for the 96” storm sewer installation near the intersection of University Ave. and Grand Ave.

Work the week of May 23, 2022

  • The inside lanes will remain closed in both the EB and WB directions while the contractor continues removals of the existing medians and begins preparing for installation of temporary asphalt.
  • Crews will continue installing cables and poles for temporary traffic signals at Shorewood Blvd., Marshall Ct. and University Bay Dr.
  • Crews will begin installation of temporary retaining systems for the 96” storm sewer installation near the intersection of University Ave. and Grand Ave.

Traffic Impacts 

  • No mainline or side street closures are anticipated until Monday May 16, 2022; however, please expect an increased presence of construction vehicles in the area. Bus stop locations will be maintained during outside lane closures between May 16, 2022, and May 18, 2022. Note that the scheduled work is weather dependent and may be subject to change.

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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

There is also an in-person Public Information Meeting scheduled for 4-6 p.m., May 3, at the Best Western Plus Inntowner, Bascom Meeting Room, 2424 University Ave.

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: June 16, 2021

Transportation Commission: April 15, 2020

Common Council: July 6, 2021