• 54°

New digital map monitors city’s Capital Improvement Projects

MADISON – Interested citizens have a new tool to monitor the progress of large projects that the City of Madison undertakes.

The city has developed an interactive map that tracks Capital Improvement Projects. The map is available to residents who want to stay up-to-date on current CIP work.

The Capital Improvements Program is a plan for capital expenditures that the city will make annually during a fixed period of several years. The city’s CIP includes improvements that are relatively expensive, non-recurring, have a useful life for multiple years and result in fixed assets.

A Capital Improvement Project can cover several different expenditures:

* Office space or other facilities – This project involves construction and acquisition of new buildings.

* Facility expansion – The city may need to complete additions or renovate existing buildings.

* Roadways – In one type of costly project, the city may construct a new street.

* Drainage – Specific neighborhoods may need improvements to water drainage.

* Land – Another major project for the city is buying land that expands the city limits.

* Recreation – To improve quality of life for residents, the city can add or update recreational facilities.

The city website describes the Capital Improvements Program or CIP as a very progressive process. Leaders can add and delete from the funded and unfunded lists of projects, as needs dictate.

To access the interactive Capital Improvement Projects Map, visit madisonal.gov. From menus at the top of the page, click “Departments” and then click “Engineering.” From the list to the left, click “Capital Improvement Program.” Scroll down in this window to see the CIP map.

Circles on the map correspond to a project in the CIP. Click a circle, and a list of details appears and  describes the project. For example, one actual project is “CIP Linear Projects: Hughes and Will Halsey Lane Additions.”

For that project, the list includes these details:

* Status – “Design.” Another option is “Construction.”

* Type – “Street and Sidewalk”

* Project_Number – “21-017 B”

* Project_Name – “Hughes & Will Halsey Lane Additions”

* Shape.len – “737.81”

* Department – “Engineering.” Indicates the city department that is managing the project.

* Funding – “2020-A Bond Checking”

* Design Consultant – “Internal/CROY.” Also can indicate the hired contractor.

* Design % Complete – “50%.” Shows estimated percentage of completion for the current project completion.

* FundingNum – “2020-A Bond Checking”

* Construction – “TBD” for “to be determined.”

The interactive map defines Madison versus Huntsville city limits. It uses color codes to differentiate between projects for streets, sidewalks, Parks and Recreation, and drainage.

For more information, visit madisonal.gov.

Madison

Mill Creek Greenpower Team motors to first place in Oxford

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Competition Cheer Team takes fourth state title

Madison

The celebration continues: Madison Street Festival awards grants to 16 Madison educational programs

Events

The Loomis Brothers Circus returns this weekend

James Clemens High School

Wyche earns full-tuition scholarship from Cameron Education Foundation

Madison

ReadyFest returns to underscore need for preparedness

Madison

Winter Knights Chess Tournament sets record attendance

Harvest

Delta Sigma Theta plans exciting evening with ROUGE – A Go Red Event

Events

Burritt on the Mountain to host Shane Adkins for Coffeehouse Concert series

Bob Jones High School

Sponsors essential to achieving Madison Street Festival’s traditions

Madison

Registration opens to vie for seat in pre-kindergarten

Huntsville

Former doctor from Madison sued for overdose death

James Clemens High School

Donaldson piloting James Clemens as Acting Principal

Madison

Discovery of woman’s body in Hazel Green leads to investigation of possible murder-suicide

Huntsville

Rookie Rally Chess Tournament returns to Blossomwood

Huntsville

Arts Huntsville awards $280,000 in grants to area arts organizations

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast reflects on MCS’ 25th anniversary

Madison

Regions Bank on Madison Blvd robbed again

Madison

JAN. 20 DEADLINE: Madison Visionary Partners asking for nominations for first annual MVP awards

Madison

Damaging winds, flooding possible tonight

Madison

Community remembers Donald Spencer’s public service

Madison

Water main break postpones Bob Jones vs. Austin basketball games

Madison

Library sessions to offer backyard planting tips to novice gardeners

Madison

Editorial: King’s words speak to all

x