Resurfacing Program

Last Updated: 07/11/2019


Vondron Rd

Contractor is replacing a failed storm sewer structure between Thompson and the RR crossing.

Vondron will be closed to all traffic between the RR crossing and Thompson Rd from July 15 – 19.

The proposed schedule of resurfacing can be found below.

Work is scheduled to start the week of April 15 with replacing curb & gutter and installing new storm sewer. However, the contractor will be on various streets over the next two weeks locating existing utilities (gas, electric and communication) to verify there are no conflicts with the proposed storm sewer.

Raymond P. Cattell is the contractor that will be replacing the curb & gutter and drive aprons.

Payne & Dolan is the contractor that will be pulverizing/milling and paving the streets.

The 2019 list of resurfacing streets can be found below.

2019 Public Informational Meetings

December 13, 2018, 5:00 pm

1600 Emil St
Madison, WI 53713

December 14, 2018, 9:00 am

1600 Emil St
Madison, WI 53713

Who to Contact

Questions & Concerns About Resurfacing?
Contact City Engineering Resurfacing Program: (608) 266-4914.

Billing Questions?
Contact the Finance Department at (608) 266-4008.

Contractors have not been selected at this time.

The Program

The Annual Street Resurfacing Program is designed to improve the quality of your street and delay the need for total reconstruction.

The City Engineering Division rates streets and curb & gutter every two years. Streets with a pavement rating of 5 or less on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being a new street) and a curb & gutter rating of 6 or greater are ideal candidates. Streets and curb & gutter with lower ratings require extensive replacement. They are patched until they are candidates for reconstruction.

Replacement Criteria

Defective curb & gutter is replaced if there is:

  • Vertical or horizontal offset
  • Ponding water
  • Curb head missing
  • Tipped curb
  • Pitted concrete

Criteria for Replacement of Public Sidewalk and Curb & Gutter is outlined in the administrative procedure.

The goal of resurfacing and preventative maintenance is to extend the life of the street 30 years or more before a full reconstruction project is necessary.

Questions or Disagreement About Your Estimate or Marked Sections

Please contact the Engineering Division at (608) 266-4914. You may make arrangements to have the marks and estimate reviewed by the resurfacing inspector.

What Will Be Replaced

You will receive a packet of information in the mail from City Engineering. In the packet, an estimate is included of the curb & gutter, driveway and sidewalk in front of your property, which was inspected last fall and determined to be in need of replacement. White paint marks were placed on the curb & gutter sections intended for replacement. If curb & gutter is marked for replacement in front of a driveway, then it may be necessary to replace a portion or all of the driveway apron. This may be reflected on your estimate.

Billing of Work

You will receive a "Special Assessment" in the mail after work is complete. This bill is not part of your annual property tax assessment. You may pay the bill in full before October 31 in the year the billing is made without accruing interest. Or, you may use the City's five-year installment plan. For more information about special assessments and payment options, including deferrals, contact the Finance Department, (608) 266-4008.

Objects in the Right of Way

If you have objects such as invisible fence, plantings, sprinkler system or pavers within 12 inches of the curb & gutter without a permit, the objects may be subject to removal and/or repair at the property owner's expense. Removing them or marking these objects may reduce the risk of damage.

Restoration of Disturbed Areas

Restoration begins as soon as possible after new curb & gutter, driveway apron and sidewalk have been poured. Contractors are required to use high quality topsoil and seed. You can assist with the restoration by watering the ground lightly every day until grass has been mowed once or twice. Then water more heavily and less frequently.

Contractors Work Hours

Normal hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday – Friday with occasional work on Saturday. Barricades and "No Parking" signs with approximate start and end dates will be placed 48 hours in advance of construction. Your cooperation and compliance with the No Parking restrictions will speed up work and may save you a ticket and towing costs.