Saturday, September 10, 2016

UPDATE: South Gateway Drive and Mendota Avenue reconstruction almost done

Curb, gutter, and sidewalk come to South Gateway in Middleton

Even the dead-end Charing Cross got a makeover.  And a sidewalk.

Some residents living on the west side of Gateway lobbied the City of Middleton to locate the sidewalk on the east side of the street.  To no avail.

A reconstructed Mendota Avenue at the entrance to Lakeview Park.

7/26/2016 update, "Mendota Avenue in Middleton now driveable, still no parking", starts here.

The view from Allen Boulevard

Still much work yet to be done on South Gateway

According to the non-Bernie signs along the side of the street, the 'no parking' rule remains in effect until August 15.

6/5/2016 update, " Middleton Home Talent provides parking options map for 2016 baseball season", starts here.

Looking west.

Looking east.

Parking options found here.

Updated 5/7/2016 post,"City of Middleton street project 2016:  Work now underway on South Gateway Street and Lake Mendota Drive", starts here.

A view of South Gateway.  Still bike-able but not for long.

Original 4/9/2016 starts here.

The project also includes the Charing Cross Lane cul-de-sac.

Source:  City of Middleton  (orange arrows added)
(Close-up screenshot of Five Year Street Improvement Plan)

And what are we lookin' at here?

South Gateway Street at University Avenue.

The reconstructed street will include curb and gutter, as well as a sidewalk on the north (this) side.  (That's the turn-off onto Charing Cross Lane at center-right.)

(Halfway between University and Lakewood Blvd.)  I use South Gateway a lot when I'm biking to access the Pheasant Branch trail -- and points north and west.  It's a bumpy right ride here.

As it is between Lakeview and Mendota Avenue.  

I'm looking forward to the improvements.   

(Prior to being annexed by the City of Middleton -- I don't know the exact date -- this street was located within the Town of Middleton.  Which is why there's no curb and gutter.]

Mendota Avenue from near its intersection with Allen Boulevard.  Lakeview Park is at right.

On-street parking for Middleton Home Talent baseball games won't be available this summer.  

All photos by Retiring Guy

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