Stoughton Road Set for Transformative Design Overhaul. WisDOT has scheduled a Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) on September 27 to discuss and gather feedback on the US 51 (Stoughton Road) North corridor study. The purpose of this public meeting is to present the updated study purpose and need and gather feedback on alternative concepts developed throughout the corridor.

The public meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, September 27
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Presentation at 5:30 p.m.)
Madison College – Truax Building
(Conference room D1630)
1701 Wright Street, Madison

Click here​ for a map showing the meeting location and available parking.

Weigh in on Proposed National Wildlife Health Center at 6006 Schroeder Rd. The U.S. Geological Survey invites you to a public scoping meeting to learn more about plans for the proposed development of a new National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) at the site of the existing NWHC. Your participation will help us gather valuable insights and comments to shape the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the NWHC development.

Virtual NWHC Public Scoping Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Register for the Zoom meeting here

All information will also be made available online for public review, consideration, and comment on the dedicated website for the EIS process: More information about the public scoping meetings and the public involvement process can be found here: Comments and questions may be submitted through our website here: Although comments can be submitted at any time during the EIS process, we kindly request that scoping comments be submitted by October 20, 2023, to ensure they receive full consideration in the Draft EIS.

The 2022 data for the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP) is now available. The NIP provides geographically detailed data for over 50 variables within seven topic areas. This includes measures such as total population, number of dwelling units, subsidized rental units, high mobility students and so on. It is supported by various data sources that range from city, county, state and federal data sources.

The 2022 Edition also includes a significant improvement. Data is now provided at two commonly used Census geographies – Tracts and Block Groups. Using Tracts and Blocks Groups makes it easier to compare results for areas across Madison, since these geographies generally contain a similar number of residential units. Additionally, the NIP’s local data can be considered within the context of other data reported at the Tract and Block Group geography.

Interested in learning more about NIP data and the NIP website? The City of Madison Planning Division offers free workshops to local organizations. Please contact Urvashi Martin at for more details.

NIP is a partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Applied Population Lab.

Participate in Madison Public Library Strategic Planning. The Madison Public Library leadership invites public input as it plans for the future of its services. The library will complete a 3-year strategic plan this fall and people can complete a short, 11-minute survey through September 30, online or at any Madison Public Library. The survey link is at The Library will share its final strategic plan with the community in winter 2023.

Mayor’s Capital Budget Proposal. Mayor Rhodes-Conway released her 2024 Executive Capital Budget and 6-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which detail her funding proposals for buildings, infrastructure and other capital investments in Madison. The Capital Budget is half of the City’s budget. In October, the Mayor will introduce her 2024 Executive Operating Budget, which focuses on services, staffing and programs. Learn more HERE

Streets Division Updates

  • Yard waste collection begins in October. Get your set out dates for yard waste at Yard waste and brush are very different things. If you combine piles of yard waste and brush the crews won’t collect them.
  • Protect your trees from the spongy moth caterpillars before they hatch. Right now is the perfect time to check your trees, sheds, picnic tables, wood piles, and other areas for egg masses laid by the moth. These masses can contain up to 1,000 moth eggs, so destroying them makes a big difference in controlling the population. However, there is a right way to destroy the masses – you can’t just squish them. They are too tough for that. The right way to do it, and more details about the moth can be found at
  • We are trying out a new way for residents to find their collection schedules that should be pretty simple. It’s a map-based tool available right here and on the brush, yard waste, and collection schedule webpages. Just click on the “Try Lookup Map” button on those pages. The old way is still available if you prefer, but we’re trying to improve on the consistent problem of people struggling to get their address to work in the form on our page. If that’s been you, please try the lookup map.
  • When the leaves start coming down, it’s the perfect time to start composting. Many resources to get you started can be found at and free guides can be picked up from your local Madison Public Library branch.
  • Don’t forget about the food scraps drop-off program. The last day is fast approaching, and we’re getting closer and closer to our goal of 16,000 pounds, or the weight of two hippopotamuses! Learn how you can participate and get us all the way to #doublehippo at

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