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Atwood Avenue Reconstruction Project Begins

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February 20, 2023


(MADISON, Wis.)—The reconstruction of Atwood Avenue from S. Fair Oaks Avenue to Cottage Grove Road is officially underway. Atwood Avenue will be reconstructed to fix aging infrastructure and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The public is also invited to attend an upcoming in-person public information meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Feb. 27, 2023, at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, Wis. The open house format meeting will provide the public an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the project. No formal presentation will be given.

Bike and Pedestrian Changes

The major safety improvements include separated vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian facilities. There will be shorter pedestrian crossing movement access Atwood Avenue and improved connections for all users to Olbrich Park and Olbrich Gardens. Throughout the project there will be 5-foot sidewalk, 7-foot wide sidewalk, 10-foot wide paths, and 15-foot wide paths to assist users to their destination on the east side of Madison.

“One of the most important features of this project includes major updates to safety for pedestrians and cyclists in this area. We look forward to working with the community, and serving the community better in these areas on Atwood in this particular area,” City of Madison Project Manager Andrew Zwieg said. “We understand this project can be disruptive, but we are committed to working through the construction toward improving the usability and safety in this area for all.”

The project also includes sanitary sewer and storm sewer improvements as well as new street lighting, a traffic signal at Walter Street, new pavement markings and signs.

The project is scheduled to be complete by fall 2023.

For more information about the project, closure updates and more, please visit the project page on the City of Madison website: https://www.cityofmadison.com/engineering/projects/atwood-avenue.

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