Cottage Grove Road (I39 to Sprecher Rd)
Last Updated: 08/18/2020
The new curb and gutter and the lower layer of asphalt pavement have been installed on the north side of Cottage Grove Rd. has been installed. Crews are currently working on placing the topsoil and restoring the areas disturbed by construction. The concrete bases for the new signals and street lights have been installed, and the electrical contractor is working on placing the remaining conduit. There are also limited areas where the sidewalk work still needs to be completed. The final pavement surface is scheduled to be placed around the middle of September.
Two-way traffic remains on the new lanes on the south of Cottage Grove Rd., and access to the businesses is primarily off of Gemini Dr. During certain work activities, this access may need to be closed and traffic will the be redirected to North Star and McLean.
The City of Madison in conjunction with Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing to reconstruct portions of Cottage Grove Road within the City of Madison. The construction schedule for the project has been revised and the first phase of the project is now scheduled for construction in 2020. The first phase of the project includes reconstruction of Cottage Grove Road from the east side of I-39/90 to South Sprecher Road. The second phase of construction includes the reconstruction of Cottage Grove Road from South Thompson Drive to the east side of I-39/90 and will include the replacement of the Cottage Grove Road overpass of I-39/90. The construction year of the second phase of the project is not currently known but will coincide with the WisDOT’s replacement of the I-39/90 overpass.
The proposed project will reconstruct Cottage Grove Road to a four lane, urban boulevard section. The proposed street layout will include two through lanes and on-street buffered bike lanes in each direction, with a raised center median and left turn lanes at intersections. The reconstruction of the street will include the replacement of the pavement, base material, curb and gutter and drive aprons. Sidewalk will be added where it currently does not exist. The proposed project will also include construction of water main and storm sewer as well as improvements to the street lighting and traffic signal systems.
90% Plans can be found here: 90% Plans
A typical section of the roadway can be found here: Typical Section
April 2020: Project beginning
October 2020: Expected Completion
Mid-July 2020: First Phase expected to be completed. First phase of the project will be on the south side of Cottage Grove Rd. and the second phase will be to complete the north side.
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
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and requirements for social distancing, a pre-construction meeting with businesses and residents cannot be held at this time. Please contact the project staff with any questions.
The last public information meeting was held on Oct. 8, 2015. The meeting was held to inform property owners and residents of the project and receive input from the public.
City Meetings, Process
Approved by Board of Public Works: 8/21/2019
Approved by Common Council: 9/17/2019