Active Public Works Projects

Chip Sealing

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. Monona Public Works has bid a project for chip sealing the following stretches of roadway in 2022:

  • Winnequah Rd. from Monona Drive to Tonyawatha Trl. south of Progressive Ave.
  • Rothman Plc. entire street
  • Progressive Ave. entire street
  • Wallace Ave. from Dean Ave. to Valorie
  • Roselawn and Edna Taylor entire streets

Project Documents:

Mill and Overlay

The City's resurfacing project will begin after July 11 and includes resurfacing Tonyawatha Trl. from Baskerville to its southern end at Winnequah Trl. and all of Winnequah Trl. from the boat launch to Winnequah Rd. The project also includes the reconstruction of Winnequah Rd. from Schluter Rd. to Bridge Rd. These project areas are all located on the Lake Loop Bike Route and will impact bike travel. A detour map is posted below.  Bikers will be required to detour the construction zones.

Project Documents:

West Broadway Pavement Replacement Project

Updated - June - 2022

Monona, Madison, and Dane County are working jointly to rehabilitate failing pavement on West Broadway Ave. between Frazier Ave. and South Towne Dr.  The project scope and design is being led by Dane County with input from the City of Monona and Madison.  The current design is going through WisDOT approval to reduce a travel lane in either direction over the HWY 12/18 overpass and adding a buffered bike lane from Frazier Ave. to South Towne Dr.  Final design will be shared upon final approval. Construction is slated to begin late Spring 2022.

Project Schedule:

  • Base repairs commencing, preparation for curb and gutter, storm sewer adjustments.
  • Lanes will switch over upon completion of the middle lanes and medians.
  • Inner lanes and median to be completed by end of June
  • Lane transfers from outter to inner lanes starting July
    • On and Off ramps will be closed on the North end of the overpass during this portion
  • Mid July - Work on outer curb and gutter
  • End of July - binder course
  • End of July - Early August final course of pavement and striping

South Winnequah Road Improvements

Updated - June 23, 2022

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. 

Schedule:

  • Week of June 27th, MGE to begin working on undergrounding electric lines between Owen Rd. and Maywood Rd.
  • Week of June 27th, Homburg to begin working on clearing and grubbing trees and bushes behind the curb on the East side of the street to prep for sidewalk installation.
  • Removal of bumpouts to begin after July 11th

Project Documents:

City's Project Contact:

Brad Bruun

bbruun@ci.monona.wi.us

(608) 222-2525


Bridge Rd. Bridge Deck Polymer Overlay

The Bridge Rd. bridge deck will receive a polymer overlay on May 25th.  The bridge will be temporarily closed except for the bike lanes and sidewalks for at least 8 hours.  

Project Documents:

Work on this project has been completed.

Copps Avenue Dredging Project

Updated - June - 2022

Homburg Contractors Inc. have been contracted by the City to perform maintenance dredging under the bridge on Copps Ave. in Monona.  Dredging will open a currently choked off channel under the bridge that only allows water to flow through during heavy rains or flooding events.

Project Scheduled to begin Week of June 6th and run through the end of the month.  Partial closure of Copps Ave. at the bridge will occur throughout the project.  One lane will be open at all times.  

For questions contact Brad Bruun, Public Works Program Manager - (608) 222-2525

Sanitary Sewer Lining

Updated June - 2022

Monona has contracted with Visu Sewer to perform maintenance on several segments of the City's sewer mains.  The process for this maintenance includes installing a cured in place pipe (CIPP) between manholes inside of the existing main.  The goal is to reduce inflow of groundwater to reduce the City's costs from Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.  Lining sewer main is a much less intensive project than ripping up roadways to remove and install new sewer main.  During installation the liner will cutoff private sewer laterals from being able to drain to the main.  During this time, water use should be at a minimum in affected properties to prevent sewer backups.  After the liner is installed and cured the contractor will cutout the lateral openings.  The final process is to come in and grout around the laterals to close any gaps between the lined pipe and the lateral. The project is slated to be complete by March 31.  A second lining project will be bid in 2022 and take place this Fall. For any questions, please contact Brad Bruun - Monona Public Works Project Manager (608) 222-2525.

 Spring 2022 Project Locations:

  • East Broadway (South and North sides of street) - Between Yahara Clinic and Shell Station and between Landmark Fuels and Menards
  • Pier 37 - Between UWCU and Staples
  • Clear Spring Court - short section between Waterman and Winnequah
  • North Winnequah Rd. - Behind properties from 4301 to 4323 Winnequah Rd.
  • Winnequah Rd. - Near Schluter Park and Waterman Way
  • Monona Community Swimming Pool/Community Center Parking Area

Project Documents:

 Bid Tab
Project Areas Spring and Fall

Fall Lining Bid Advertisement to be posted Early Fall - 2022

Winnequah Road Pirate Island Bridge Replacement

Updated June - 2022

Monona is replacing the bridge on Winnequah Rd. that stretches over the Pirate Island Channel connecting Pirate Island with the rest of Monona.  This bridge has an active rating of 8 out of 100.  The project includes a complete reconstruction of the current bridge in 2 phases leaving at least one lane of accessibility at all times.  The project includes updating water main, adding a hydrant, roadway alignment modifications, addition of a sidewalk along the bridge, new curb and gutter, replacing driveway approaches, and replacement of pavement and landscaping.
 
The bid has been awarded to RG Huston. 
 
Questions about the project should be directed to:  Monona Public Works Program Manager - Brad Bruun
 Email:  bbruun@ci.monona.wi.us / 608-222-2525

Upcoming Project Schedule:

  1. Punchlist items yet to be completed:
    1. Addition of supplemental riprap in places adjacent the bridge that are patchy
    2. Some improvements to deep gouges on parapet
    3. Railing repairs of scratched paint
    4. Striping 
    5. Sign installations

Project Documents:

 Bid Tab
 Project Letter

Library Rooftop Unit Replacement Project

Updated - Feb. 2022
 

The Library has 5 rooftop HVAC units that condition the upper level of the building.  The largest unit was replaced in 2020.  The four remaining units are slated to be replaced in 2022 and are now 21 years old.  The ASHRAE lifespan of most of the equipment currently in operation is 15 to 20 years, and some of the units have either failed completely or have components that need repairs.  This project will also update HVAC controllers and programming, as well as hot water valves and dampers to bring the 20+ year old system up to date.  Modulating units have been specified for replacement of the existing and because of their ability to modulate their fan motors and gas injection, the units are capable of much higher efficiency than what exists today.  

Project Documents:

  1. Bid Tab
    Project Plans

Project Schedule:

  1. HVAC Program Controllers Replacements - June
  2. Unit Replacements August
  3. Ductwork Modifications - June-July

Atwood Ave. Road Reconstruction Planning and Design - 2023 to 2024

Updated - Feb. 2022

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.  This project is still in final design stages to review temporary limited easements, permitting, traffic control, etc.  Bidding is slated to open for this project at the end of 2022.  


Project Documents:

Edgeline Drawings Phase 1
Edgeline Drawings Phase 2

Visit the City of Madison project page for more information.