University of Wisconsin–Madison

Land and Utility Surveys on Bascom Hill

Survey crews will begin land and utility surveys on Bascom Hill and Lathrop Drive starting the week of July 30, 2018 in preparation for a large-scale utility upgrade project.

About this Project

The Lathrop Drive/Bascom Hill Utility Repair project (DFDM 17J2L) will replace, relocate, and construct new thermal utilities (steam, condensate, and chilled water), electrical utilities (primary electric and signal communications), and civil utilities (domestic water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer) in two areas in the Bascom Hill area:

  1. Between North Charter Street and Music Hall along Lathrop Drive
  2. Between Bascom Hall and North Park Street north to Observatory Drive.

This $32 million project is currently in the design phase and scheduled to begin construction in the summer of 2020.