Atwood Ave. Road Reconstruction Planning and Design - 2023 to 2024
Updated - June 2023
New federal funding has come available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) and this project has been approved in the MPO Transportation Improvement Plan for reprioritization for funding approved for construction in 2023-2024. The approved design is shared below.
The low bid was approved for RG Huston. Work is slated to begin March of 2023.
One lane inbound to Madison will remain open until Phase 2 of the project begins. Please see the City of Madison's Project Page linked below for more information.
Project Detour Has Begun
Please avoid this area if possible. This project zone will cause delays. Temporary full road closures are likely to occur throughout the project. Please visit Madison's Project Page linked below for more information.
South Winnequah Road from Schluter Rd. to Bridge Rd. will be reconstructed in 2022. The project improvements include intersection crossing improvements, removal of existing "bumpouts", improved pedestrian facilities, improved bike facilities, speed humps to reduce traffic speeds, and replacement of existing pavement with some aggregate base repairs and storm sewer updates. Conceptual plans will be posted once the project design has been approved by the Public Works Committee and City Council. Bidding will begin in the Spring of 2022. Project construction is slated to start after July 11th.
Landscaping and items in the City's street right-of-way on the East side of the roadway between Maywood Park and Bridge Rd. between the back of the existing curb line and up to 11' may be impacted by construction. Please contact the City to discuss specific items that may be impacted.
Excavation for retaining walls - April 12-21
Foundation for retaining walls - April 19-26
Laying retaining wall stones - April 24-May 5
Remainin Sidewalk Install May 1 - May 12
Landscaping and Restoration - May 2023
Why the Delays?!
Private utilities like MGE, TDS, Charter, and ATT have not moved their infrastructure out of the way of construction. All involved have had issues finding time, materials, or labor, which is their messaging to the City. To this point 90% of the utilitys' work have been completed. The City cannot have their contractor perform work in these areas until the utility work has been completed, holding up final sections of sidewalks, retaining walls, restoration, and some driveways.
Chip seal application is used to help protect pavement and prolong its life. This process includes street cleaning, crack patching, sealing with a tar application and overlaying the tar with granite "chips". Then rolling the application to press the chips into the tar and helping flatten and smooth the roadway. Loose chips are then broomed off the street and removed.