Greater Madison MPO announces $20 million in federal funding for local projects

The Greater Madison Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has approved more than $20 million in funding for bicycle/pedestrian and roadway projects through the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) – Urban program, according to the MPO. The organization will be working with the city of Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to finalize construction schedules for these projects between 2025 and 2027. Projects include:  

  • Autumn Ridge Multiuse Path and Overpass of STH 30 (Milwaukee St. to Commercial Ave.) will cost a total of $4.2 million and use $2.52 million in federal funding;   
  • Pavement replacement and marking consistent with the planned Bus Rapid Transit project and a new multiuse path on the north side of Mineral Point Road (Beltline Hwy. to S. High Point Road) will cost a total of $2.75 million and use $1.65 million in federal funding;   
  • Reconstruction to a three-lane divided roadway with pedestrian crossing improvements, a multiuse path on both sides, and bike lanes south of Walter Street on Atwood Avenue (S. Fair Oaks Avenue to Cottage Grove Road) will cost a total of $11.44 million and use $6.68 million in federal funding; and   
  • Reconstruction of the roadway and bridges, shoreline, and path of John Nolen Drive (Lakeside Street to North Shore Drive) will cost a total of $30.48 million and use $9.15 million in federal funding.