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Outer Loop traffic congestion to increase Wednesday afternoon

Outer Loop traffic congestion to increase Wednesday afternoon

Traffic delays are expected on Doty Street during afternoon peak traffic hours Wednesday, according to a release.

One lane of traffic is open through the Webster Street construction area and the first Concerts on the Square will increase traffic in the area, according to the release.

Officials say construction operations will stop early on Wednesday due to the increased traffic and pedestrians in the area.

Madison police officers will direct traffic in the construction area, according to the release.

Officials urge motorists to allow for extra time to travel through the Doty Street section of the Outer Loop.

Block on Princeton Avenue closed to traffic June 14

Block on Princeton Avenue closed to traffic June 14

The block of Princeton Avenue will be closed June 14, according to a release.

Construction crews will be setting up equipment to assist with construction activities that will close the 300 block of Princeton Avenue at University Avenue, according to the release.

Officials say the block is expected to be closed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Pedestrian traffic will be allowed through the closure, according to the release.

Officials encourage motorists and bicyclists to use different routes to avoid delay during the project.

Major delays expected on Mineral Point Road through July

Major delays expected on Mineral Point Road through July

Traffic will be disrupted on about two miles of Mineral Point Road for the next month due to scheduled roadway maintenance, the city said.

No traffic on Princeton at University Ave. Friday, city says

No traffic on Princeton at University Ave. Friday, city says

A block of Princeton Avenue will be closed for about 11 hours due to construction Friday, traffic officials said.

Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions said no vehicles would be permitted on the 300 block of Princeton Avenue at University Avenue from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The closure is due to the construction equipment set up, according to city traffic engineers.

The city said pedestrian traffic will not be interrupted in the area.

Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during the project, the division said.

At public forum, residents weigh in on possible Metro route changes

At public forum, residents weigh in on possible Metro route changes

Adjustments proposed for Sheboygan Avenue, Allied Drive   

Around 30 people attended a public hearing Wednesday evening to weigh in on possible changes to Madison bus routes.

The City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission listened to the comments and concerns of about 20 Madison residents. Most attendees focused on the proposed changes to bus routes 14 and 15 at Sheboygan Avenue on the west side, but others had suggestions for routes 9, 10 and 18, among others.

In the end, "30 percent will like [what's changed]; 30 percent will hate it; 30 percent won't care; 10 percent won't realize there was a change," said Transit Schedule Planner Colin Conn. "That’s just standard."

Utility repair closes portion of Park Street

Utility repair closes portion of Park Street

Emergency utility repairs are prompting crews to close the 600 block of North Park Street in Madison until Friday.

City officials said the portion of Park Street between Langdon Street and Observatory Drive will be closed to through traffic but open to pedestrians. Motorcyclist and bicyclists are encouraged to avoid the area.

 

Webster, Doty, King St. intersection to be reconstructed

Webster, Doty, King St. intersection to be reconstructed

Months-long downtown streets project to begin next week  

The city Traffic Engineering Division has two construction projects planned for the Outer Loop that will begin next week, according to the city.

City Traffic Engineer David Dryer said in a news release that construction is projected to last about seven weeks for work on Fairchild and Mifflin streets and more than three months for work on Webster Street.

Fairchild Street & Mifflin Street 

Reconstruction of Fairchild Street between Mifflin Street and West Washington Avenue will begin on Monday, according to the city and Raymond P Cattell Inc.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on this block until the completion of the project in mid-May.