2/24/2022 Update: There are a few areas along the new path that are not draining well, and are being barricaded off. The Contractor is scheduled to repair the pavement as soon as possible in the Spring. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The City of Madison is proposing the construction of a new 2800-foot long pedestrian shared use path that would connect the existing Capital City Path at Sugar Avenue northward to Milwaukee Street. Three structural elements are proposed as part of the design including a bridge through the northern limits of the project, a bridge replacement at Ivy Street, and a new bridge crossing over Starkweather Creek. In addition to the path work, Starkweather Drive is proposed to be reconstructed from Hargrove Street to Dawes Street as a one way northbound street.
View the Latest Proposed Plan
Sugar Avenue – Milwaukee Street
Construction Begins May 2021
Starkweather Drive Reconstruction: Mid July to Mid Sep 2021
Starkweather Creek Bridges Complete & Adjacent Path work: Nov 2021
Wetland Bridge Complete & Adjacent Path work: Jul 2022
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
- April 8, 2021
- Dec. 19, 2019
- July 18, 2019
- A public information meeting was held July 18, 2019 at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Staff presented on the proposed project and gathered public input.
- July 18, 2019 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation
- July 18, 2019 Public Information Meeting Document: Proposed Plan
City Meetings, Process
Board of Public Works: Geometry approved, March 25, 2020, Final plans to be approved Dec. 16, 2020
Transportation Commission: Geometry approved April 15, 2020
Common Council: Geometry approved, April 21, 2020, Final plans to be approved Jan. 5, 2021
*Note: Registering to speak is only necessary for Common Council and Board of Public Works Meetings. You do not need to register to speak at Public Information Meetings. Simply attend with registration, and you'll have an opportunity to share feedback and ask questions.