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City: Pothole season will be longer, not as severe

City: Pothole season will be longer, not as severe

Madison potholes will become more prevalent as the weather warms up, and the city is already racing to fill more than 15,000 of them.

The cold and the rain put stress on the roads, causing potholes to pop up all over the city.

George Dreckmann with the Madison Streets Division said the year's winter will make the season longer, but that doesn't necessarily mean more potholes.

"Because the frost went so deep this year, the thawing is going to take a little bit longer and that means the pothole season is going to spread out, but it's not going to be quite as severe," Dreckmann said.

The city will temporarily fill potholes and then finish with something more permanent in the summer. They said they'll try to fill them within 24 hours of being reported.

Delays expected during East Johnson Street utility work

Delays expected during East Johnson Street utility work

Utility companies will start installing buried facilities on East Johnson Street at Butler, Hamilton and Livingston streets on Monday, according to a release.

The project scheduled to start on Monday is in addition to the East Johnson Street reconstruction project that has preliminary start date of May 6, officials said.

Utility work schedule:

2 downtown roads to be closed Friday, Saturday

2 downtown roads to be closed Friday, Saturday

Two downtown streets will be closed Friday for contractors to complete projects, according to a release.

West Gilman Street will be closed Friday for contractors to pour concrete for the HUB Development, officials said. Through traffic on the 400 block of West Gilman Street will be closed between University Avenue and State Street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the closure, two-way traffic from North Broom Street to residences and businesses on the east end of the 400 block of West Gilman Street will be permitted, according to the release. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on West Gilman to residences and businesses at all times during the street closure.

West Dayton Street will be closed Friday through Saturday for contractors to dismantle a tower crane, according to a release.

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.