Last Updated: 08/06/2020

Latest Update

The proposed design of the Blair St. project will be before the Transportation Commission on August 12.  This will include the intersection of Blair/John Nolen/Williamson/Wilson along with the pavement replacement portion on Blair St. and E. Washington Ave.  The project geometrics will also be on the agenda for the August 19 Board of Public Works meetings.

Project Overview

Blair Street is scheduled for reconstruction from John Nolen Dr to E Washington in 2022. The City of Madison is working jointly with the State Department of Transportation on design and construction of the project. The project will include safety improvements at the Wilson St/Williamson St intersection as well as pavement replacement of Blair St from Wilson/Williamson to E Washington and E Washington from Blair St to Blount St. The project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer within the project limits, and new pedestrian scale lighting is also proposed as part of the project. The project team is also reviewing the intersection of Main St. and Blair St. for a potential new traffic signal. This project is also being coordinated with the Wilson Street Corridor Study.

Blair Pavement Replacement 
Blair Street Current Layout 

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

A public information meeting was held at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, 2019, Madison Municipal Building Room 153, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Madison, WI. Engineers and project managers shared plans for the intersection and pavement replacement projects.  

Nov. 4, 2019 Public Input Meeting Presentation
Full map with proposed designs

City Meetings, Public Hearings

Approval of project geometrics:
Transportation Commission: August 12 at 5:00pm
Board of Public Works: August 19 at 4:30pm

On June 24, this project was discussed at the virtual Transportation Commission meeting. Staff presented the current project geometry along with options for how this intersection could incorporate a two-way cycle track, should that be the final recommendation of the Wilson Street Corridor Study. Among other input, the Commission preferred “Option 2” for the ultimate design of a cycle track at this intersection if that is what ultimately is to be installed on Wilson St.

View Option 2 Plan: Wilson-Blair