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File #: 60224    Version: 1 Name: USH 12/18 and County AB Interchange Project Agreement Authorization
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/14/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Enactment date: 5/12/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00341
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a project agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other project partners to construct an interchange at USH 12/18 and County AB. (16 AD)
Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Michael J. Tierney, Shiva Bidar, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Sheri Carter, Arvina Martin
Attachments: 1. 2020-04-22 County AB - BUILD - BPW.pdf, 2. 2020-04-27 County AB Interchange Summary.pdf, 3. 7-2020-05-04 County AB Interchange.pdf, 4. AB Interchange Feedback.pdf, 5. Ald Lemmer Feedback on TPPB Item 7.pdf, 6. 200505_Common Council PublicComment-RegistrantsReport.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City to join a project agreement for construction of an interchange at USH 12/18 and County Highway AB on Madison’s southeast side. As proposed, the $35.0 million project will be a joint effort with the WI Department of Transportation, Dane County, the Town of Cottage Grove, and the Ho-Chunk Nation. The City’s share of the project is estimated to be $5.5 million and will be used for frontage roads that will serve City of Madison parcels.

This project is not currently included in the City’s 2020 Capital Improvement Plan. If adopted, funding for this project will be anticipated in 2022 in the Engineering-Major Streets budget. The project will be funded by GO Borrowing.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a project agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and other project partners to construct an interchange at USH 12/18 and County AB. (16 AD)
Body
WHEREAS two at-grade intersections along USH 12/18 (Beltline Highway), at Millpond Road and County AB, currently have very high injury severity rates; and,

WHEREAS between 2014-2018, the USH 12/18 intersection at Millpond Road experienced 55 crashes (including 17 injuries and 1 fatality) and the County AB intersection experienced 35 crashes (including 19 injuries and 1 fatality); and,

WHEREAS Millpond Road is the second most dangerous intersection in the City of Madison as measured by crash severity. And that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has identified both of the intersections as having extremely high Potential for Safety Improvement (PSI). The Millpond Rd intersection has the 3rd highest Total Potential for Safety Improvement in the state for two-way stop controlled intersections. If combined with CTH AB, the Total Potential for Safety Improvement is the highest for two way stop controlled intersections in the entire state; and,

WHEREAS vehicle traffic is projected to increase at both the Millpond...

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