CTH PD | McKee Road

Roadway Design

Looking West on CTH PD (McKee Road) in Madison, Wisconsin

The project involved reconstructing 1.5-miles of CTH PD from a 2-lane rural section to a 4-lane urban roadway with improved intersection geometrics to address safety concerns. The design included sidewalk, multi-use path, path bridge over CTH PD, bike lanes, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, lighting, traffic signals, traffic control plans, environmental document, Section 4f coordination, wetland tracking, project plat, public involvement, utility coordination and acquiring permits.

The Badger Mill Creek channel was enhanced to function as a storm water treatment pond to increase removal of suspended solids and control peak flows.

Challenges included upgrading the profile to improve sight distance, provide adequate vertical clearance for the pedestrian bridge over CTH PD and proactive utility coordination to determine utility impacts for high voltage transmission poles and high-pressure gas line. As a result, both facilities were provided sufficient time to develop relocation plans, acquire easements, and perform relocations prior to construction. 

2018 WisDOT Excellence in Design Award Finalist for Best Local Program Project – Consultant

Project Details

Client:City of Madison & Dane County
Chris Petykowski,
City Principal Engineer
Pam Dunphy,
County Deputy Commissioner
Location:Madison, Wisconsin
Limits:Meriter Way to Maple Grove Drive
(1.5 miles)
Service Dates:December 2014 – November 2016
Construction:2017 | $10.3 million
WisDOT ID:5992-09-30

Project Elements

  • Urban / Intersection Roadway Design
  • Multi-Modal Accommodations
  • Ice Age Path Overpass
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Utility Coordination
  • Public Involvement
  • Traffic Control & Construction Staging
  • Traffic Signal & Lighting Design
  • Local Infrastructure Improvements
  • WisDOT Local Program Project