The Madison Police Department was diverting some traffic in the Cottage Grove Road Tuesday afternoon after a passer-by discovered an object taped to a stop sign, according to the Madison Police Department.
Police said the southbound Stoughton Road ramp to Cottage Grove Road is blocked. Eastbound lanes of Cottage Grove Road are being diverted onto southbound Stoughton Road; westbound lanes of Cottage Grove Road are being diverted onto northbound Stoughton Road and a bike path is being blocked at Cottage Grove Road.
The object is on a bike path stop sign, and it was a bicyclist who noticed it and called 911, police said.
Road closures are being made as a precaution while an assessment of the object can be made, police said.