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Update: Regular Bus Service Will Not Return To Capitol Square

Update: Regular Bus Service Will Not Return To Capitol Square

Metro bus officials had decided to return the regular service operation plans on the Capitol Square starting on Saturday, April 9, but that decision has been postponed.

Officials rerouted buses that used the Capitol Square loop during the protesting over Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill.

A partial detour has been in place on Saturdays for the past several weeks.

200 Block Off North Lake To Be Closed

200 Block Off North Lake To Be Closed

On Tuesday and Wednesday, March 29-30, the 200 block of North Lake Street will be closed to through traffic between West Johnson Street and West Dayton Street, due to an underground utility installation project. 

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

 

Outer Loop Construction Plans Released

Outer Loop Construction Plans Released
On Monday, March 28, the city of Madison Engineering Department will begin construction on Webster Street and Dayton Street.  Traffic will be impacted as follows:

Webster Street-E. Washington Avenue to Hamilton Street

  • Traffic will be reduced from 2 one-way travel lanes to 1 one-way travel lanes.

Dayton Street-Hamilton Street to Wisconsin Avenue

  • Traffic will be reduced from 2 one-way travel lanes to 1 one-way travel lanes.

On Monday. Apr. 11, the following additional construction will begin:

Dayton Street-Wisconsin Avenue to State Street

Downtown Get Around Guide Designed To Counter Construction

Downtown Get Around Guide Designed To Counter Construction

Both the city of Madison and University of Wisconsin-Madison will have road construction projects in downtown Madison this spring and summer, but there are still plenty of ways to get around and park downtown.

Madison’s Central Business Improvement District has released the 2011 "Downtown Madison Get Around Guide," a handy downloadable map and info sheet, showing alternate routes, road closures, and how to get to parking in downtown Madison.  

More than 9,000 parking spaces are available in downtown Madison, in city, county and private lots and on-street meters. 

Find the Get Around Guide plus info on downtown Madison parking options at www.visitdowntownmadison.com/parking/.

Lane Closure Announced On 1500 Block University Avenue

Lane Closure Announced On 1500 Block University Avenue

Mortenson Construction will be erecting a tower crane in the 1500 block of University Avenue between Campus Drive and Breese Terrace on Thursday, March 24.

The process will require traffic lanes on University Avenue to be closed from Thursday, March 24-26. 

Left turns from University Avenue onto Breese Terrace will be prohibited during this time. Westbound and eastbound travel lanes will remain open on University Avenue. Bus routes in the area may be affected, specifically Routes 3 and 58. 

For more information check www.cityofmadison.com/metro/detours/Breese/index.cfm

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

Metro Bus Service To Return To Capitol Square

Metro Bus Service To Return To Capitol Square

Another sign that some of the chaos that has been present in recent weeks around the Capitol Square is tempering down came on Tuesday when Metro Bus officials announced that service will return to the Capitol Square on Wednesday, March 16.

Buses will continue to follow the Capitol Loop detour on Saturdays, officials said.

For more information, contact the Metro customer service center at 608-266-4466 or mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com.

Complete information is also available at mymetrobus.com.

Lane Closes In 200 Block Of North Lake Street

The city of Madison said that on Monday, March 7, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. will be closing the southbound travel lane of 200 N. Lake Street (between W. Dayton Street and W. Johnson Street).

The northbound travel lane will still operate with parking on the northbound side. 

The 200 block of N. Lake Street will operate as a one-way northbound street for the duration of the Gordon Commons project, the city said.

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