Monroe Street Reconstruction Planning–Listening Session #2


Monroe Street–an important social, cultural, and economic hub of the Lake Wingra Watershed– is scheduled to be resurfaced and reconstructed in 2015 and 2016.  Residents of the Wingra Watershed will have an opportunity to learn about, and participate in, planning for the upcoming Monroe Street reconstruction project.  The listening session will be held Wednesday, July 9th 6:30 pm in the Washburn Heritage Room in Regina Hall on Edgewood Campus, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison

This will be the second opportunity for watershed residents to voice their opinions and discuss the project with their neighbors, city staff and Alder Lucas Dailey.  The first listening session, held on April 10 at Hotel Red, was conducted by City staff with the assistance of a professional meeting facilitator.   According to the City’s Monroe Street project website, the July 9 listening session, “will include representatives from City of Madison Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Planning and Metro Transit. City Staff will provide a brief presentation and recap of the first listening session, and then break out into small work groups to gather additional ideas and input on the following topics: 1)streetscape amenities 2)pedestrian crossings 3) Crazy Legs triangle area.”

Project Details

City staff have divided the Monroe Street project into two phases:

2015: Resurfacing – Odana Rd. to Leonard St.
2016: Reconstruction – Leonard St. to Regent St.

Resurfacing is defined as pavement replacement with utilities; reconstruction is defined as full reconstruction, presumably based upon a rethinking and redesign of the street and amenities.   A complete discussion of the first project intent as presented to the first listening session can be found by clicking here.

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About Steve Glass

The blogger is a restoration ecologist practicing and writing in the Midwestern United States.
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