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West Dayton Street to be closed Friday

West Dayton Street to be closed Friday

Through traffic on the 300 block of West Dayton Street will be closed Friday so contractors can pour concrete for the Ovation project adjacent to Madison Fire Station No. 1, according to a release.

The closure between North Broom and North Henry streets is scheduled from 2:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., officials said.

Access to the Overture Center Parking Garage from the West Dayton Street entrance will be closed from 4 a.m. until noon, according to the release. During this time, access will be from West Mifflin Street only.

Access to residences and business deliveries on the 300 block of West Dayton Street will be maintained at all times from North Broom Street, officials said. Traffic and parking will be restricted on the 100 and 200 blocks of North Henry Street between West Johnson and West Mifflin streets between 2:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Parking on the 10 block of North Broom Street will be restricted for contractor staging, according to the release.

Henry Street closure rescheduled for Tuesday

Henry Street closure rescheduled for Tuesday

Construction that was supposed to close the 200 block of North Henry Street on Monday was postponed due to unsuitable weather, according to a release.

Through traffic will be closed on the 200 block of North Henry Street on Tuesday for a construction project, according to a release.

Contractors will be pouring a large amount of concrete for the Ovation project adjacent to Madison Fire Station No. 1, which will close North Henry Street between West Johnson and West Dayton streets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., officials said.

Traffic on the 300 block of West Johnson Street will be down to one lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but the bike lane will stay open, according to the release. Parking on the 100 block of North Broom Street will be restricted for contractor staging.

Access to residences and the Overture Center Parking Garage will be maintained at all times, according to the release.

Construction project to close downtown road

Construction project to close downtown road

The 300 block of West Main Street will be closed to through traffic Friday and Saturday, according to a release.

Contractors will be assembling a tower crane for a construction project at 306 West Main Street, officials said.

The closure is scheduled from 7 a.m. on Friday until the end of the work day on Saturday between South Henry Street and Washington Place, according to the release.

Local vehicle access to residences, parking structures and Washington Place on the 300 block of West Main Street will be open from the west during the closure, according to the release. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of West Main Street and to all residences during the closure.

Officials encourage motorists and bicyclists to use alternate routes to avoid delays during the closure.

Construction crew to close downtown road Saturday morning

Construction crew to close downtown road Saturday morning

The 300 block of West Dayton Street will be closed to through traffic Saturday morning, according to a release.

JH Findorff and other subcontractors will be pouring a large amount of concrete Saturday for the Ovation project adjacent to Madison Fire Station No. 1, officials said. The closure is scheduled from 2 a.m. to noon between North Henry and North Broom streets.

During the closure, traffic on the 300 block of West Johnson will also be down to one lane, but the bike lane will remain open, according to the release. Parking and traffic on the 100 and 200 blocks of North Henry Street will be restricted because contractors will be using it for staging.

Access to residences and the Overture Center Parking Garage on the 300 block of West Dayton Street will be maintained from the west at all times, officials said. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of West Dayton Street and to all residences during the closure.

Construction work to close roads downtown Wednesday

Construction work to close roads downtown Wednesday

The 100 blocks of West Dayton and North Fairchild streets will be closed Wednesday for AT&T to install copper cable, according to a release.

The cable will be placed at the intersection of State and North Fairchild streets to install telecommunications service to 129 State Street, officials said.

The closure is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for through traffic on Dayton Street and on North Fairchild Street between North Carroll and West Mifflin streets, according to the release.

During the closure West Dayton Street traffic will be detoured south on Wisconsin Avenue towards Capitol Square, then west on West Mifflin Street and south on North Carroll Street around the Square to West Washington Avenue, officials said.

Vehicle access to the Associated Bank drive-through and the State Street Capitol parking garage will be maintained at all times, according to the release. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during the closure.

2 downtown roads to be closed Monday, Wednesday

2 downtown roads to be closed Monday, Wednesday

Two downtown roads will be closed for construction crews this week, according to a release.

The 300 block of West Dayton Street will be closed Monday for JH Findorff and other subcontractors to put up a crane adjacent to Madison Fire Station No. 1, officials said.

The closure will be between West Dayton and North Henry streets from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the release.

Local vehicle access to residences and the Overture Center Parking Garage will be maintained from the west at all times, officials said. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of West Dayton Street and to all residences during the closure.

On Wednesday the 400 block of West Gilman Street will be closed for JH Findorff and subcontractors to pour concrete for the HUB Development, according to the release.

The closure will be between University Avenue and State Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., officials said.

Extreme cold keeps water main repair crews busy

Extreme cold keeps water main repair crews busy

The extreme cold is creating lots of work for the local water utility.

Madison Water Utility spokeswoman Amy Barrilleaux said that seven water main breaks throughout the city Tuesday morning had all the department's repair crews out. 

Barrilleaux said mains broke Tuesday on:

  • Barby Lane
  • Mohican Pass
  • Havey Road
  • Kingsbridge Road
  • Tokay Boulevard
  • Nautilus Drive
  • and at East Main & Paterson streets

The harsh dip in temperatures is the cause of the multiple breaks, Barrilleaux said. It also makes fixing the breaks difficult. 

"It always makes things a little bit slower because our crews have to take breaks and warm up," she said. The icy streets also have to be salted and drains plowed to take care of the extra water in the roadways. 

But she said the Madison Water Utility prepares for tough weather.