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Dickinson and Dayton close Wednesday

Dickinson and Dayton close Wednesday

 

The 100 block of North Dickinson Street and West Dayton Street will be closed to through traffic Wednesday.

The closure is due to ongoing utility construction, said Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions.   The closure is scheduled beginning at 7 a.m.

Residents offered opportunity to discuss problem intersections

Residents offered opportunity to discuss problem intersections

 

Madison residents can offer their comments about intersections at a Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Commission meeting Thursday.

The commission will receive written and oral comments for the 2012 Traffic Signal Priority List meeting.  The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Council Chambers, room 201 of the City County Building located at 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The meetings offer an opportunity to discuss the need for traffic signal control at intersections, said a press release.  The Traffic Signal Priority List is an annual effort to evaluate traffic signal needs at certain intersections.

Information about last year's list and descriptions of signal warrants can be found at the City of Madison website.

Construction will close Langdon eastbound

Construction will close Langdon eastbound

 

Construction will begin Friday in the 700-800 blocks of Langdon Street.

Because of construction, Langdon Street will be closed to eastbound vehicle traffic.  Westbound traffic will be open between N. Lake Street and N. Park Street, said a press release.  The eastbound bicycle lane will also remain open.

Construction is expected to be completed in August 2013.  Motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delays.

MGE opens charging stations for electric vehicles

 

As electric vehicles roll onto showroom floors, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced the completion of 26 public charging stations throughout the greater Madison area.

The project completion makes the charging station network one of the Midwest's largest, said a press release.  MGE said the stations allow owners of electric vehicles to travel further.  The stations are also easy to find, said MGE officials, because of the cars' onboard computer and smart phone applications that show station locations and availability.

The charging station network was funded in part by a U.S. Department of Energy grant.

Electric vehicles provide a greener driving alternative, said MGE officials, and use no gasoline.

According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, "the typical 60 to 100 mile range of current electric vehicles is sufficient for more than 90 percent of all household vehicle trips."

Union Cab offers new online ordering service

Union Cab offers new online ordering service

 

Union Cab announced earlier this month that their taxis can now be ordered online.

The real-time online ordering service can be found at http://www.unioncab.com/order.

The new service is available on smart phones and does not require the user to download an application, said a press release.  Users can view a route and fare estimate on the new website.  A taxi confirmation is sent through e-mail and a credit or debit card is needed to place the order.

"Madison ranks near the top as a tech city,” said Union Cab Information Technology Manager Brian Hill. "Being able to order a cab through the web or phone should be an option."

Union Cab of Madison is a 220 member worker cooperative providing taxi, wheelchair accessible taxi, and courier service to the greater Madison metropolitan area.

Construction will reduce open lanes on Blair, John Nolen

Construction will reduce open lanes on Blair, John Nolen

John Nolen Drive and Blair Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction while construction takes place.

The City of Madison Engineering Department will replace concrete at the intersection beginning Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.

During the construction, no left turns will be allowed from Blair Street or John Nolen Drive onto Williamson Street or Wilson Street.

The construction is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.  Moderate to severe delays are expected during this project, the Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions said.

Road closures announced on UW campus

Road closures announced on UW campus

Beginning Wednesday, June 6, at 6 a.m., the intersection of Charter Street and Spring Street will be closed, according to the city of Madison.

Work is expected to be completed and this intersection open to traffic by 6 p.m. on the same day.

Beginning Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m., Mills Street will be closed north of Spring Street, officials said.

Work is expected to be completed and Mills Street open to traffic by 2 p.m. the same day.

The Southwest Bike Path should not be affected, but be aware that construction operations will be very close by, officials said.

This phase of the project consists of removal of unused railroad tracks at these two locations. Sanitary sewer will also be installed at the intersection of Charter Street and Spring Street.