Last Updated: 06/06/2022

Project Update

6/6/2022 Update:

Construction Work:

Speedway is currently working on force main and gravity sewer main installation on the 5300 block of Old Middleton Rd; this is between Gettle Ave and Merrill Crest. This work will be taking place for the next two weeks, including Saturdays.

Starting June 13th, a second Speedway crew will be working at the Capital Ave and Old Middleton Rd intersection and will work their way to the south up to Norman Way (5900 block). This crew will be installing the new sanitary sewer main. 

MGE is working on the 5500 block of Old Middleton Rd; this is on Rosa Rd. and on Old Middleton Rd. between Rosa Rd and Glen Hwy.

Traffic Control:

Changing lane position from north side to south side from Whitney Way to Merrill Crest on 6/2. Meaning all traffic from N Eau Claire Ave to just west of Gettle Ave will be running on the south side. From there to Rosa Rd, traffic will be running on the north side. 

Starting June 10th, Old Middleton Rd from Capital Ave to Old Sauk Rd will be shut down to thru traffic. Only local and emergency traffic will be allowed.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this information or the project, please contact Fadi El Musa, the Project Engineer at 608-243-5214 or by email at

Project Overview

The City of Madison is proposing the resurfacing of Old Middleton Rd and Craig Ave. to take place in 2022. The proposed work includes complete replacement of the existing pavement, sanitary sewer main, sewer laterals, and storm sewer. Sections of water main will be replaced as needed. Sections of curb, gutter, driveway aprons, and sidewalk will be replaced due to condition or as needed in order to replace a sanitary sewer lateral from the new main to the property line.

Craig Ave. Overview Plan
Document: Declaration of the Trillium Condominium
Document: First Amendment to Declaration of the Trillium Condominium
Document: Fact and Details Sheet 

Project Limits

Old Middleton Road: Capital Ave. to west of Segoe
Craig Avenue: University Ave to south end.

Backyard Sanitary and Water Service Relocation

In specific locations, sanitary sewer mains and water mains were installed behind homes. In these locations, private fences, outbuildings and landscaping have made it difficult for City crews to maintain the utilities. City Engineering and City Water Utility are proposing to install larger mains within the roadway right-of-way during street improvements. This work will require property owners to relocate their sanitary sewer and water main services from the back of their homes to the front of their homes. As part of this required work, the City of Madison will reimburse property owners for a portion of the work under the City’s plumbing conversion with sewer relocation funding policy and under the Madison Water Utility service replacement reimbursement policy for water service relocation of a 50/50 cost share up to $1,500 of total cost.

Read the original plumbing conversion policy adopted by the Common Council.

Revised 2022 sanitary sewer lateral reimbursement rate table

Project Schedule

Bid Advertisement: Jan. 20, 2022
Start of Construction: mid-April 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, times and locations are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

City Process, Meetings

Transportation Commission: 10/27/2021
Transportation Commission: 11/17/2021
Transportation Commission: 12/8/2021
Board of Public Works: 1/5/2022
Common Council: 1/18/2022