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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. 

State Street to be closed Sunday morning

State Street to be closed Sunday morning

The 500 and 600 blocks of State Street will be closed Sunday morning, according to a release.

State Street from North Lake and West Gilman streets will be closed between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m., officials said. During the closure, crews will be setting up a mobile crane to install rooftop equipment at 502 N. Frances St.

Pedestrian access will be open to all businesses during the closure, according to the release. Madison Metro buses will be detoured, and bicyclists are encourage to use different routes to avoid delay.

West Dayton Street to be closed starting Wednesday

West Dayton Street to be closed starting Wednesday

The 300 block of West Dayton Street will be closed to through-traffic starting Wednesday, according to a release.

West Dayton between North Henry and North Bassett streets, as well as the 100 and 200 blocks of North Henry Street will be closed to through traffic, officials said.

The closure will be from 7 a.m. Wednesday through the end of the work day on Sunday, according to the release.

JH Findorff and their subcontractors will be putting up a tower crane adjacent to Madison Fire Station No. 1 on Wednesday, officials said.

Local vehicle access to residences and the Overture Center Parking Garage in the 300 block of West Dayton Street will be maintained from the west at all times, according to the release. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the south side of the 300 block of West Dayton and to all residences at all times during the closure.

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

Crews work overnight to finish plowing residential streets

Crews work overnight to finish plowing residential streets

Madison declared a snow emergency Sunday after several inches of snow fell on southern Wisconsin overnight complicating travel.

Madison's Streets Division said Sunday morning the snow emergency would be in effect through 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Streets superintendent Chris Kelley said 84 crews worked through the night into Monday morning finishing plowing residential streets.

Kelley said crews also worked on salt routes overnight to handle the additional inch of snow that fell through the night.

Kelley said crews will work on clearing up vision hazards and opening up bus stops for the next 7 to 10 days. They also expect to send more crews out
Monday evening to clean up downtown streets.

Residents were asked to find off-street parking if possible. Free parking is available at city-owned parking lots, the department said. Residents can park for no charge from 9 p.m. through 7 a.m. during the snow emergency.