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Summer Campus Traffic Leads To Bus Service Advisories

Summer Campus Traffic Leads To Bus Service Advisories

Several new campus-area road projects and closures this summer have lead to the release of bus schedule advisories on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Starting Monday, Charter Street between Observatory and Linden drives will be closed in both directions due to the ongoing underground utility project, which is related to steam and chilled water service.

Observatory Drive will become one-way westbound from North Park Street to the Soil Science Building just east of Babcock Drive. Access to Lot 26 will be maintained. The project is scheduled for completion in October.

Monroe-Regent Street Intersection Construction To Start

Monroe-Regent Street Intersection Construction To Start

Construction on the Regent-Monroe Street intersection will start on Monday, according to the City Engineering Department.

Regent Street

  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction at all times. The eastbound left turn from  Regent Street onto Monroe/Little Street will be prohibited at all times for the duration of the project.

Monroe Street

  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at all times.

Moderate delays are expected during the peak commuting times, city officials said. Access to all businesses will be maintained at all times during the project. 

The southwest shared-use path will be maintained at all times during the project; however, it may be necessary for bicyclists to walk their bicycles through the project during certain phases. 

The project is expected to last through mid-July.

Lake Street-Mendota Court Construction Project Starts Monday

Lake Street-Mendota Court Construction Project Starts Monday

Lake Street will be under construction between University Avenue and Lake Mendota, as well as on Mendota Court starting on Monday, according to the City Engineering Department.

Lake Street: University Avenue to Langdon Street

  • Traffic will be reduced to one-way northbound operation at all times for the duration of the project.

Lake Street: Langdon Street to Lake Mendota

  • The road will be closed at all times for the duration of the project.  Local access will be maintained at all times.

Mendota Court

  • No access to any properties will be available between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from May 17 to mid-June. Limited access will be available after mid-June. Mendota Court itself will be closed at all times for the duration of the project.     

Moderate delays are expected during the peak commuting times, city officials said.

UW Warns Of Weekend Traffic

UW Warns Of Weekend Traffic

Thousands of University of Wisconsin-Madison students are moving out of their residence halls this week.

The southeast area of campus will be busy on Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, when there will be five commencement ceremonies at the Kohl Center and move-out taking place at Ogg, Sellery and Witte halls.

University Housing is asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.

To reduce traffic congestion in the vicinity of the Kohl Center, a complimentary shuttle bus service will be available to transport commencement participants and their guests from the engineering campus and Camp Randall Stadium to and from the Kohl Center.

The shuttle will provide service every 10 to 15 minutes from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15.

City Announces Road Closure On North Butler

City Announces Road Closure On North Butler

The 300 block of North Butler Street will be closed to through traffic between East Johnson Street and East Gorham Street for utility installation and testing, starting Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20.  

Sidewalk access and local traffic access will be maintained at all times.

Motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during this project. 

City Seeks Input About Future Pedestrian, Biking Projects

City Seeks Input About Future Pedestrian, Biking Projects

The Madison Pedestrian Bicycle Motor Vehicle Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on potential pedestrian and bicycle projects the city should consider undertaking in the 2012-2014 Capital Budget.

The commission will look ways to increase opportunities for walking and bicycling in Madison after the public hears.

The intent of the public hearing is to hear suggestions for new capital construction projects.  

Please note that concerns about routine maintenance and operational issues can be directed to the appropriate agency or the city’s Report-a-Problem webpage http://www.cityofmadison.com/reportaproblem.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in room 260 of the Madison Municipal Building located at 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Portion Of South Pinckney To Close Monday

Portion Of South Pinckney To Close Monday

The 100 block of South Pinckney Street will be closed to through traffic between East Main Street and East Doty Street on Monday, April 25, according to city of Madison officials.

They said the road closure is in place to allow for a crane to be erected.  

Sidewalk to business will be maintained at all times. Motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during the project.