Syene Road: McCoy to Aurora

The City of Fitchburg is planning improvements to Syene Road, from Aurora Avenue to McCoy Road. Project concepts include:
  • Conversion of the rural roadway to an urban roadway with curb and gutter and storm sewer. The roadway concept includes 1 vehicle lane and 1 bicycle lane in each direction, with a median in some locations.
  • Intersection improvements at Lacy Road, East Cheryl Parkway, Ninebark Drive and McCoy Road. Remaining intersection may include turn lanes and will be designed to promote bicycle/pedestrian connectivity between neighborhoods.
  • Stormwater improvements.
  • Sanitary sewer and watermain replacement at select locations.
Syene Rd Project Location

The project is currently in the design phase. Construction is anticipated in 2022-2023.

A virtual Public Involvement Meeting was held on February 25, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 PM to share information and analysis to date and some initial detail on project concepts. This first meeting covered cross-sections, intersection control alternatives, and lighting alternatives along the corridor. The design team received some great feedback on these items to guide the initial design. A second meeting will be held in June or July 2021 to share more refined design details.
Virtual Public Meeting Video
Public Meeting Survey Results Link

The design team have created several alternatives for the design of S. Syene between Argus Ln and Ninebark/Central Park Pl. City staff are now seeking advice on two options from residents. Pros and Cons of various cross-sectional elements will be discussed and included in staff's recommendation for a preferred cross-section.

City staff is hosting (generally biweekly) Resident Outreach Small Group Meetings May-July 2021. This time offers a smaller group setting to discuss detailed tradeoffs with elements of the design. Notes and exhibits from the meeting will be provided below. Staff will use the insights gained from small group meetings, larger public meetings, surveys and direct communications with residents to recommend cross-sections and intersection control to the Boards, Commissions, and Council this summer. 

Project Materials

Project contacts:
  • Andrew McFadden, Transportation Engineer,, (608) 270-4261
  • Samantha Herheim, KL Engineering,, (608) 663-1218