Dutch Mill Park & Ride

Site Design – Planning & Design

Dutch Mill Park & Ride in Madison, Wisconsin

This parking lot expansion added approximately 100 parking spaces in an area west of the existing lot. It was designed to integrate with the parking lot of the adjacent businesses, while also maintaining a circulating flow of traffic separate from the adjacent businesses. LED lighting was installed throughout the existing and expanded lots to improve safety and energy efficiency. An improved fencing layout for the side of the lot along the waterway also increased safety. ADA accessible curb ramps were incorporated into the design to promote mobility between parking lots, adjacent businesses, transit loading pad, and nearby multi-use trail.

The existing bus stop loading area was improved for local (Madison Metro) buses. A new bus loading area was developed on the opposite side of the lot to accommodate regional bus routes (for Megabus, Van Galder, and Badger bus lines). The new loading area has a 2-bus capacity.

Project Details

Client: Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region
Mike Rampetsreiter
WisDOT Project Manager
Limits: Off of USH 51 (Stoughton Road) in Madison, Wisconsin
Dates: August 2009 – February 2012
Construction: 2012 | $600,000
KL Contact: Gerry Schmitt, PE

Project Elements

  • Feasibility Planning Study
  • Site Design for Parking Lot Expansion
  • Stormwater Management Design
  • Environmental Documentation & Permitting
  • Public Involvement
  • Lighting Plans
  • Utility Coordination
  • Topographic Surveying
  • Final Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E)
  • Agency & Local Official Coordination