Active Public Works Projects

Winnequah Road Pirate Island Bridge Replacement

Updated - January 6th, 2021

Monona will be replacing the bridge on Winnequah Rd. that stretches over the Pirate Island Channel connecting Pirate Island with the rest of Monona.  This bridge has an active rating of 8 out of 100.  The project includes a complete reconstruction of the current bridge in 2 phases leaving at least one lane of accessibility at all times.  The project includes updating the existing sanitary and water utilities running along the bed of the channel as well as some pavement modifications adjacent the bridge structure and improvements to some storm water outfalls and rip rap.  

Currently the project is open for bidding.  See the City's Bid Postings page for more information -- Pirate Island Bridge Reconstruction Bid Posting




Stone Bridge Park and Stormwater Improvements

The Work at Stone Bridge Park includes the construction of 2,700 square feet of concrete path, retaining walls, a high capacity inlet, 265 linear feet of storm sewer, a 3,900 square feet underground wet detention basin, grading of a majority of the 0.78 acre site, riprap at outfall and along shoreline, and a combination of turf and native restoration. The Work also includes lighting and landscaping. The project also comprises site work at the Monona Community Center. This work includes 900 square feet of new concrete walkways, new fences, retaining walls, and landscaping. Bid Alternative No. 1 includes the removal and replacement of 450 square feet of concrete sidewalk, 110 feet of concrete curb and gutter, and 200 square feet of asphalt patching.

Bids are due February 18th.  

Gateway Green and Bartels Flood Hazard Mitigation 


This project is needed to mitigate property flooding issues the City has been having along Gateway Green and Bartels St.  

The Work includes 375 LF of 4‑foot by 8‑foot box storm sewer, 125 LF of 43‑inch by 68‑inch elliptical storm sewer, 320 LF of 8‑inch sanitary sewer, storm sewer junction chambers, spot curb and gutter replacement, asphalt roadway patch repair, and site grading.

Bids are due February 18th.


North Winnequah Road Speed Humps 


The City has experienced many close calls with traffic, pedestrians, and bikers near the intersections of Midmoor Rd. and Winnequah Rd. and Waterman Way and Winnequah Rd.  This is a heavily trafficked ped and biker area near the City's ice cream shop and one of its most popular parks.  

The speed humps project will also include updated striping for pedestrian crossings.  


Water Meter Upgrade and Survey 


The City is moving toward a new water meter program.  The meters will now be able to be read remotely and have constant monitoring.  This should help residents and business owners fix leaks at their facilities and manage their utility budgets better.

Meters installation will be ongoing throughout 2021.  The City has been contracting with Hydrocorp.  These installations will require entry by the City and Hydrocorp crews into resident's homes.


Monona Drive Phase 4 Reconstruction (South of Broadway to HWY 12/18


The City of Monona is partnering with Dane County Engineering to reconstruct the stretch of Monona Drive from the intersection at West Broadway Avenue to Hwy 12/18.  Partial or full closures will happen throughout the project.  The project is slated to be performed in 3 phases.  Dane County crews will likely begin in April 2021.  Updated lists of closures will be posted to the City's website as well as on this page.  

Construction Plans
Construction Phases


Atwood Ave. Road Reconstruction Planning and Design - 2022-2025


Updated - April 30, 2020

The project was not approved in the 2020 TIP for federal funding.  The project will apply for federal funds in 2022 for funding in 2024.

Visit the City of Madison project page for more information.