Last Updated: 05/29/2020


May 8:  Schedule has been updated and posted below.


Construction is starting April 15 on Ellen Ave.  The contractor will first install new storm sewer followed by replacing deficient curb & gutter.  The pavement will then be pulverized followed by paving.

Full schedule can be found below


Raymond P Cattell:  Curb & gutter, Storm Sewer

Payne & Dolan:  Pulverizing, Milling and Paving


2020 Resufacing Public Informational Meetings

December 10, 2019, 5:00 pm

1600 Emil St
Madison, WI 53713

December 11, 2019, 9:00 am

1600 Emil St
Madison, WI 53713

Who to Contact

Questions & Concerns About Resurfacing?
Contact City Engineering Resurfacing Program: (608) 266-4914.

Billing Questions?
Contact the Finance Department at (608) 266-4008.

Contractors have not been selected at this time.

The Program

The Annual Street Resurfacing Program is designed to improve the quality of your street and delay the need for total reconstruction.

The City Engineering Division rates streets and curb & gutter every two years. Streets with a pavement rating of 5 or less on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being a new street) and a curb & gutter rating of 6 or greater are ideal candidates. Streets and curb & gutter with lower ratings require extensive replacement. They are patched until they are candidates for reconstruction.

Replacement Criteria

Defective curb & gutter is replaced if there is:

  • Vertical or horizontal offset
  • Ponding water
  • Curb head missing
  • Tipped curb
  • Pitted concrete

Criteria for Replacement of Public Sidewalk and Curb & Gutter is outlined in the administrative procedure.

The goal of resurfacing and preventative maintenance is to extend the life of the street 30 years or more before a full reconstruction project is necessary.

Questions or Disagreement About Your Estimate or Marked Sections

Please contact the Engineering Division at (608) 266-4914. You may make arrangements to have the marks and estimate reviewed by the resurfacing inspector.

What Will Be Replaced

You will receive a packet of information in the mail from City Engineering. In the packet, an estimate is included of the curb & gutter, driveway and sidewalk in front of your property, which was inspected last fall and determined to be in need of replacement. White paint marks were placed on the curb & gutter sections intended for replacement. If curb & gutter is marked for replacement in front of a driveway, then it may be necessary to replace a portion or all of the driveway apron. This may be reflected on your estimate.

Billing of Work

You will receive a "Special Assessment" in the mail after work is complete. This bill is not part of your annual property tax assessment. You may pay the bill in full before October 31 in the year the billing is made without accruing interest. Or, you may use the City's five-year installment plan. For more information about special assessments and payment options, including deferrals, contact the Finance Department, (608) 266-4008.

Objects in the Right of Way

If you have objects such as invisible fence, plantings, sprinkler system or pavers within 12 inches of the curb & gutter without a permit, the objects may be subject to removal and/or repair at the property owner's expense. Removing them or marking these objects may reduce the risk of damage.

Restoration of Disturbed Areas

Restoration begins as soon as possible after new curb & gutter, driveway apron and sidewalk have been poured. Contractors are required to use high quality topsoil and seed. You can assist with the restoration by watering the ground lightly every day until grass has been mowed once or twice. Then water more heavily and less frequently.

Contractors Work Hours

Normal hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday with occasional work on Saturday. Barricades and "No Parking" signs with approximate start and end dates will be placed 48 hours in advance of construction. Your cooperation and compliance with the No Parking restrictions will speed up work and may save you a ticket and towing costs.