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Street Light Proposed Near New Great Dane Pub

Street Light Proposed Near New Great Dane Pub

The city Traffic Engineering Department has recommended that a stop and go light be added to the corner of North Star Drive and Cottage Grove Road. The corner, which is located in the McClellan Park Neighborhood, is near the recently opened Great Dane Pub.

Alder Lauren Cnare described the impact on some of the other surrounding neighborhoods. She said for those who live in Grandview Commons area, it will ease getting in and out of the neighborhood.

For those further west on Cottage Grove Road in the Heritage Heights and Elvehjem Neighborhoods, she said it will ideally slow the speeding barrage of cars coming from the east.

Comments about the addition of a street light at the corner should be directed to the McClellan Park Neighborhood.

City Agency Recommend Speed Bumps To Far East Neighborhood

City Agency Recommend Speed Bumps To Far East Neighborhood

The city's Traffic Engineering Department has proposed to install a series of speed humps on Merryturn Road on the city's Far East Side.

The road runs north-south through the Heritage Heights Neighborhood. Merryturn Road connects Cottage Grove Road and Milwaukee Street. Many in the neighborhood refer to it as the back way to East Towne Mall.

Last summer, neighbors requested analysis of the road through Alder Lauren Cnare and Traffic Engineering wasted little time in determining a need.

The proposal has been supported by immediate neighbors contacted by the city and the neighborhood association board also shared a number of other suggestions, including additional cross walks and additional study of traffic in a couple other spots.

Traffic measurements in the area in 2010 substantiated significant speeding on the road, prompting traffic engineering to propose and support the project for implementation in 2011. 

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

City Shuts Down Due To Blizzard

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced that the city of Madison will close all non-essential services to the public on Wednesday, Feb. 2 due to severe winter weather warnings.

"For the safety of our residents and our employees, only the city’s essential and emergency services will be in operation (Wednesday)," Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said. "We encourage residents to stay safe at home for the duration of the blizzard."

The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning through noon Wednesday. Heavy snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours.

Emergency services, including the Madison Police and Fire Departments will not be affected by the closure. The Madison Streets Division will continue around the clock snow plowing and salting operations.

UW-Milwaukee Postpones Madison Info Night

UW-Milwaukee Postpones Madison Info Night

The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee has cancelled Wednesday's Info Night session in Madison due to a winter storm that is expected to deliver extreme weather conditions throughout the region.

The UWM Info Night in Madison has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 28, at the original location: Crowne Plaza Madison Hotel, 4402 W. Washington Avenue.

This special evening program is designed for high school juniors or seniors interested in UWM, or those who have applied to or been accepted at UWM.

Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program runs 7-8 p.m.

Madison Streets Officials Expect Challenging Evening Commute

Madison Streets Officials Expect Challenging Evening Commute

Madison-area commuters that need to get home from work in a hurry Friday might want to leave a little early.

Another light snowfall is expected to start coming down in southern Wisconsin just before the evening commute starts Friday.

On Thursday, a snowfall of just over 2 inches made the morning commute a mess. Friday, forecasters are predicting just under an inch of snow to fall.

Police: Drunken Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel

Police: Drunken Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel

A concerned citizen parked his van at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Mendota Street early Friday morning to check on the driver of another car at the intersection who he thought was dead, according to the Madison Police Department.

An officer at the scene determined George M. Hindman, Jr., 31, of Annapolis, Md., wasn't dead, but had fallen asleep at the wheel of his car. Authorities said he the car was in drive and Hindman's foot was on the brake.

The officer said he woke up Hindman asked him if he knew where he was. He said Hindman tried to pronounce Oconomowoc. He later told the officer he was in Wisconsin for a week-long training course.

Hindman faces a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, authorities said.

Beltline Lane Closures Scheduled For Wednesday, Thursday

Beltline Lane Closures Scheduled For Wednesday, Thursday

Beltline lane closures are in place between Whitney Way and Verona Road Wednesday and Thursday for pavement repairs, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Moving single lane closures will occur in each direction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A single lane closure is in place between Seminole Highway and Todd Drive Wednesday and Thursday for tree trimming near the University of Wisconsin Arboretum. The closure will occur from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.