Last Updated: 07/27/2023

Latest Update 

Pleasant View Road south of US 14 to Quarry Road will reopen Friday, July 28th at the end of the day. This portion has been closed for the last week while the Contractor was rebuilding the Railroad crossing at Pleasant View Road. 

Blackhawk Road (600' west of Pleasant View Road) remains a single lane eastbound traffic configuration through Pleasant View Road on the south edge of the street on temporary pavement in order to build the new north side of the road. The Blackhawk Road westbound movement across Pleasant View Road is closed.

The marked/signed detour to get around the closure will be as follows:

  • For traffic wanting to go west on Blackhawk Road from Pleasant View Road (northbound or southbound), go west on Old Sauk Road from Pleasant View Road, right on Hidden Cave Road, right on Swallowtail Drive, and back to Blackhawk Road.

The Contractor will be shifting Pleasant View Road traffic from Blackhawk Road to the Pleasant View Road Golf Course Driveway to the west side of the street in order to fully build the east side of the street. Along with this switch, Greenway Boulevard will be closed at the intersection of Pleasant View Road for the duration of stage 2 construction, this work is estimated to take 3-4 months. Access to the golf course will remain open from Pleasant View Road.

The marked/signed detour to get around the closure will be as follows:

    • For traffic wanting to go east on Greenway Boulevard from Pleasant View Road, go east on Blackhawk Road from Pleasant View Road, turn left onto Deming Way, left on Gialamas Way, and right on Greenway Boulevard.
    • For traffic wanting to go west on Greenway Boulevard to Pleasant View Road, take a left on Gialamas Way, right on Deming Way, Right on Blackhawk Road, and then either way on Pleasant View Rd depending on your destination.

The Timber Wolf Lane entrance at Pleasant View Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning May 11, 2023 until late August 2023 as the project continues stage 2 construction from Timber Wolf Trail to the Golf Course driveway along the west side of the street. The project continues to progress with sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, and street lighting installation throughout the project as well soil removal and rock blasting north of the golf course entrance, Swallowtail pond earthwork, grading work west side of Pleasant View Road (Timber Wolf Trail to the Golf Course), Quarry Road utility work, retaining wall work, and intersection improvements at US 14. Pleasant View Road remains closed between Greenway Boulevard and Quarry Road until November 2023. Access will be maintained to the Pleasant View Road Golf Course via Pleasant View Road traveling from the south. A detour is posted utilizing USH 14, Beltline and Old Sauk Road. 2-way traffic access on Pleasant View Road will be maintained between Old Sauk Road and Greenway Boulevard for local traffic and residents.

Pleasant View Road from Quarry Road to USH 14 is open to local traffic.

Work on Pleasant View Road north of US 14 is underway and as the contractor begins work on the improvements to the intersection.

Private utilities (Alliant Energy, American Transmission Company, Charter, Madison Gas & Electric, TDS) continue to perform major work during the construction project to move their facilities out of the way of the new street layout. WisDOT is the project lead for construction. Please send us your comments and questions and we will work with the WisDOT construction inspector to provide answers. Jim Grender from CGC, Inc. has been hired by WisDOT as the construction engineer and his contact information shall you need it is 608-712-0533 or

Project Overview

Pleasant View Road will be reconstructed from Mineral Point Road to US 14 as part of a joint project with the City of Middleton. The proposed project will include reconstruction of the existing roadway as an urban four-lane arterial with new pavement and gravel as well as the addition of curb and gutter, a raised median, new multi-use path/sidewalk in selected areas, storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main. Other improvements include new retaining walls, street lighting, pavement marking, signing, and storm water detention ponds.

You can now view the Overall Project Exhibit. 

As a result of the October 13, 2021 Public Information Meeting for Swallowtail Pond, the southern path was revised.  The revised exhibit is found below.

Figure showing the proposed grading and normal water surface for Swallowtail Pond.  Graphic also shows the paths to be placed around the pond and its proximity to Pleasant View Road.
Swallowtail Pond Conceptual Layout

Project Limits

Phase 1 – Timber Wolf Trail to US Highway 14

Phase 2 – Mineral Point Road to Timber Wolf Trail

Project Schedule

Construction Phase 1: Fall 2022, spring/summer/fall 2023, spring/early summer 2024

Construction Phase 2: Earliest 2026 (No funding available at this time)

30% Design - Fall 2018

The 30% design for the project is complete. As part of the 30% design, roundabouts were selected by the City of Madison and Middleton at the Elderberry, Blackhawk, Greenway and Quarry intersections with Pleasant View Road. The Old Sauk Road and US 14 intersections with Mineral Point Road will remain signalized intersections. An exhibit showing the proposed street layout can be found here: Pleasant View Plans

60% Design - 2019

The 60% design for Phase 1 of the project is complete. The 60% design for Phase 2 is complete.

75% Design - 2020

The 75% design for Phase 1 of the project is complete. Phase 2 will remain at 60% design until funding becomes available.

90% Design - 2021

The 90% design for Phase 1 of the is complete.

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 and times are indicated below:

Public Information Meetings

WisDOT, City of Madison, City of Middleton, and the Contractor held a public information meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in the Middleton Public Library located at 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton. The open house format meeting discussed the upcoming improvements, construction schedule, and expected street closures/detours in 2023.

View the March 8, 2023 Public Information Meeting Handout

Oct. 13, 2021 Public Information Meeting Recording

June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Handout
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Exhibits
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Roundabout Alternative Exhibit
June 28, 2018 Public Information Meeting Signal Alternative Exhibit

Public Informational Mailer

The project team mailed out a public postcard to inform property owners and residents along and near Pleasant View Road of the proposed roadway design Oct. 27, 2020.
Oct. 27 Proposed Roadway Design Postcard
Overall Project Exhibit

City Meetings, Process 

Transportation Commission: Project introduced Oct. 24, 2018
Transportation Commission: Project approved Nov. 28, 2018
Board of Public Works: Approved Dec, 12, 2018
Common Council: Approved Jan. 8, 2019
Board of Public Works Hearing to Approve Plans, Specifications and Assessments: Sept. 22, 2021
Common Council Public Hearing to Approve Plans, Specifications and Assessments: Oct. 5, 2021