Last Updated: 11/08/2023

Latest Update

Construction is in progress and the contractor is on track to finish all work in phase 1 by mid-November. The contractor has completed the sanitary sewer main and lateral work as well as storm sewer installation. The contractor is working on bringing in gravel and reshaping the streets in preparation for new concrete and asphalt. Asphalt paving is scheduled for November 8, however with rain the forecast paving may extend to November 9 and/or November 10.  The contractor will continue to place concrete sidewalk and driveways this week and next week. During the concrete work, driveway access will be limited while the concrete dries. The contractor will notify residents ahead of the driveway closures.
Map of construction area

MGE gas has a permit with the City to install gas main within the Phase 1 project limits, that work began on August 28. MGE's work is anticipated to be 6 weeks.

Please click on the Construction Fact and Details Sheet for more information about the construction.  

A construction notice postcard was mailed to all residents within and around the project location.

Project Overview

The City is planning to reconstruct Hudson Ave (Oakridge Ave to Atwood Ave), Miller Ave (Willard Ave to Atwood Ave), Willard Ave (Ohio Ave to Elmside Blvd), Center Ave (Hudson Ave to Miller Ave), and Sommers Ave (Hudson Ave to Miller Ave).

The project includes the replacement of sanitary sewer and laterals, storm sewer main and laterals, curb and gutter, asphalt pavement, and construction of a continuous sidewalk through Miller Avenue at Atwood Avenue. The sidewalk within the project limits will be spot replaced as needed. The intersection of Hudson Avenue and Atwood Avenue was removed from the scope of the project and added to Phase 2 of the neighborhood construction project to allow City Traffic Engineering time to review and consider replacing the traffic signal. A continuous sidewalk through Hudson at Atwood Avenue will be reviewed during the Phase 2 of the design phase.

The City will install a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) for pedestrians on the west side of Atwood Avenue at Miller Avenue after completion of the construction project.

The City will not propose narrowing the length of Hudson Avenue and Miller Avenue due to the consensus feedback the City received from residents to maintain parking on both sides of Hudson Avenue and Miller Avenue. The City will replace all of the pavement, gravel base, curb and gutter, replace concrete terrace walks (concrete walk between curb and sidewalk), spot replace sidewalk as needed, and replace driveway aprons. The proposed Hudson Avenue street width will be 28 ft. (same as existing) and Miller Avenue will be 28 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb with parking on both sides. The City will narrow Miller Avenue along a portion of 2730 Center Avenue, 2730 Sommers Avenue and all of 2733 Atwood Avenue to 26 ft. to reduce damage to tree roots growing over the existing curb and gutter and restrict parking to one side. The proposed Willard Avenue width will be 24 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb and parking will remain on one side of the street. The proposed width for most of Center Avenue will be 26 ft. from face of curb to face of curb, and parking will remain on one side of the street. Center Avenue will then be widened slightly along 2702 Center Avenue and 2706 Center Avenue to 28 ft. (same as existing) with parking still on one side. The additional width is necessary for fire access adjacent to the 3 unit building at 2706 Center Avenue. The proposed Sommers Avenue width will be 26 ft. (same as existing) from face of curb to face of curb and parking will remain on one side of the street.

Project Overview Exhibit.

Project Limits

  • Hudson Ave – Oakridge Ave. to Atwood Ave.
  • Miller Ave – Willard Ave. to Atwood Ave.
  • Willard Ave – Ohio Ave. to Elmside Blvd.
  • Center Ave – Hudson Ave. to Miller Ave.
  • Sommers Ave -- Hudson Ave. to Miler Ave.

Project Schedule

Design: Winter/Spring 2022/2023

Bids Advertised: Spring 2023

Construction: Summer – Fall 2023; Spring - Summer 2024

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

Jan. 26, 2023 Public Information Meeting Recording 

Jan. 26, 2023 Public Information Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

A letter will also be mailed out residents in the neighborhood informing them about the meeting and directing them to the website to register. Meeting topics include project limits, street design, utility installation, construction timeline, street assessments. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions.

City Meetings, Process

Board of Public Works: Feb. 22, 2023
Common Council: Feb. 28, 2023


Board of Public Works Hearing: Letter, Notice, and Fact and Detail Sheet; Schedule of Assessments
Common Council Hearing: Notice
Adopted Resolution Mailing: Cover Letter, Finance Letter, Resolution


Hudson, Miller, Willard, Center, Sommers Reconstruction Survey is now closed. Thank you for completing the survey.