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Residents Celebrate 13th Annual Paddle To Work Day

Residents Celebrate 13th Annual Paddle To Work Day

Dane County residents traded rush hour traffic and road construction for paddles and fresh air during the 13th annual Paddle to Work Day on Thursday, June 16.

The event is part of Dane County’s annual Take a Stake in the Lakes Days activities. 

Paddle to Work Day highlighted how Dane County lakes provide a healthy, energy and wallet-efficient and environmentally-safe alternative to conventional commuting methods, and is just one more reason to make sure our lakes and rivers are preserved and protected.

The Clean Wisconsin group left at 7 a.m. Yahara Place Park on Lake Monona and arrived at Brittingham Park on Monona Bay at about 8:15 a.m.

Broom Street, John Nolen Drive Rail Crossing Needs Replacement

Broom Street, John Nolen Drive Rail Crossing Needs Replacement

On Sunday, June 12, Wisconsin Southern Railroad will be making an emergency rail replacement to the rail crossing located on Broom Street near John Nolen Drive. 

This will require the closing of westbound Broom Street, or the inbound lane, at the rail crossing between the hours of 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Traffic is encouraged to use North Shore Drive to West Washington Avenue as an alternate route.

Activities Highlight 2011 Ride The Drive Event

Activities Highlight 2011 Ride The Drive Event

Details about the events for the Madison Parks Department's Ride the Drive event have been released.

Ride the Drive is a community event that transforms some of Madison's streets into a public promenade. During the event, roads in the six mile route are open for participants to bike, skate or walk through some of Madison's signature streets. The event is free and open to the public.

The Ride the Drive is on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year's event includes family friendly activities along the route provided by the city, community organizations and local businesses.

City Updates Outer Loop Construction Project

City Updates Outer Loop Construction Project

City of Madison officials said contractors are working to connect a new watermain to the existing system at various points as the Outer Loop construction continues.

Officials said there will be some changes to traffic.

Pinckney Street will be one way towards the Capitol. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times on Dayton Street and Webster Street. Hamilton Street is again open to two way traffic, however, the week of June 5 Hamilton Street will be one way only towards the Capitol. 

Wisconsin Avenue will be one way from the square to Dayton Street through May 27. 

In addition, Carroll Street from Dayton Street to Johnson Street will be one way only northbound from through June 3.

The project is scheduled through July 1.

Push For Ride The Drive Volunteers Continues

Push For Ride The Drive Volunteers Continues

Ride the Drive is returning for its third year on Sunday, June 5.

The community event turns a 6-mile loop of Madison’s signature streets into a public promenade that is open to bikers, walkers, rollerbladers and those out to share in the experience and fun atmosphere. 

The popular event has drawn more than 20,000 families, friends and recreation enthusiasts to each event. 

The route includes John Nolan Drive, East Washington Avenue, the Capitol Square and State Street. 

While some of the roads on the route are closed, access remains open to downtown and motorists can still get to and through the Isthmus to shop, dine, or participate in the event.

Volunteers are needed as intersection guides, bike ambassadors, information station volunteers, activity helpers and much more. Shifts vary from two hours to all day.

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.