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Traffic to be rerouted off a block of Dayton

2-day closure begins Monday, city says   

The 1300 block of W. Dayton Street will be closed Monday and Tuesday due to a construction project, according to the city.

The City Traffic Engineering Division said the two-day closure downtown is due to the disassembly of a construction crane.

The city said access to the Union South parking ramp will be maintained from the east.

The traffic engineering division encouraged motorists to use alternate routes to avoid delays Monday and Tuesday.

No traffic allowed on section of West Mifflin Friday

Madison traffic engineering division said part of West Mifflin Street will be closed Friday for about 8.5 hours.

West Mifflin Street between North Broom and North Henry streets will be closed from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The closure id due to the moving of a construction crane, the division said in a news release Thursday.

The division said motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

Part of State Street to close Saturday

Part of State Street to close Saturday

Bikes, cars to be rerouted for 9-hour closure   

A portion of State Street will be closed Saturday due to a construction project.

The city's Traffic Engineering Division announced Wednesday that a construction company will be assembling a crane on the 100 block of State Street, which will require traffic to be rerouted from that area from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

In a news release, the streets division said the portion of State Street between W. Dayton Street and W. Mifflin Street will allow pedestrian traffic, but bike and vehicle access will not be permitted for the the 9-hour closure.

The city said motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during the project and deferred to Madison Metro regarding bus route detours.

After nearly 4 years, 32-mile utility project complete

After nearly 4 years, 32-mile utility project complete

$219 million project meant to improve reliability of power supply 

American Transmission Co. has energized the completed 32-mile, 345-kilovolt Rockdale-West Middleton Transmission Line.

Brian Fischer, Rockdale-West Middleton project manager, said in a news release that the company’s coordinated performance on multiple fronts during the past four years of planning, design and construction were evidence of the project’s success.

The line can carry 1,267 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 239,000 homes and connects through Monona, Blooming Grove, City and Town of Madison, Pleasant Springs and Middleton.

Many parking ramps full downtown; city offers alternatives

Shuttle from Alliant Energy Center offered   

City of Madison Parking Ramps near the Kohl Center were full or nearly full Friday due to the WIAA 2013 Boys State Basketball Championships, according to the city parking division. In a news release, the department said the ramps are expected to remain near capacity until about 5 p.m. Friday. 

According to figures updated on the Madison Parking Utility website, the Capitol Square North Garage at 218 E. Mifflin St. and Government East Garage at 215 S. Pinckney St. had the most availability with more than 150 stalls open in each.

Find updated ramp vacancy information through the utility’s website.

University Ave. traffic project to allievate congestion

University Ave. traffic project to allievate congestion

Public input sought on corridor improvement study   

A group is seeking public input on a study of transportation on the near west side.

A workshop will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria at Madison West High School. Organizers said attendee participation is sought during an informal needs and goals workshop will take place at 7 p.m.

The University Avenue corridor area and nearby neighborhood streets are the focus of the project, which is a collaboration between the city, the Village of Shorewood Hills and UW-Madison.

The group will develop a plan to help alleviate heavy daily traffic -- which is in excess of 50,000 vehicles per average weekday, according to the city traffic engineering department -- in the corridor area and its effect on travel times and the surrounding residential neighborhoods.

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Part of N. Mills St. closed for crane removal

Part of N. Mills St. closed for crane removal

City to shut down traffic at 100 block for 5 days    

A portion of North Mills Street is scheduled to be closed to traffic for five days beginning Monday to remove a construction crane, the city’s traffic engineering department said.

The crane removal will close the 100 block of North Mills between West Dayton Street and north of the Southwest Commuter Bike Path through Friday, according to a city news release.

A 150-foot tall crane that’s been stationed at the Charter Street Heating Plant for more than two years will be removed, city employee Phil Nehmer said.

Nehmer, program specialist with the city’s traffic engineering department, said the crane is scheduled to be removed by Feb. 8 but inclement weather could delay workers.

“The crane company said [work on the crane is] weather dependent, so if it’s too windy or too icy or if it’s raining or snowing, they’ll be working on the weekend,” Nehmer said.