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Highway 51 Construction To Target Bridge Over Cottage Grove Road

Highway 51 Construction To Target Bridge Over Cottage Grove Road

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2 on the Highway 51 bridge over Cottage Grove Road in Madison.

The resurfacing project will require left lane closure on after 7 p.m. Monday. The Cottage Grove Road off ramp and the right lane will be closed after 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The project is scheduled for completion by Thursday.

City Announces Far East Madison Road Closure

City Announces Far East Madison Road Closure

The 3000 block of South Commercial Avenue will be closed starting on Wednesday, April 20, according to the city of Madison.

South Commercial is the frontage road between Webb Avenue and Rethke Avenue on the city's far east side.

Officials said the the closure is due to emergency road repairs. 

The road will be closed through Friday, April 22. 

Access to businesses will remain open from Webb Avenue and Rethke Avenue, city officials said.

Motorists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during this project.

WisDOT To Paint Lanes On Badger Interchange

WisDOT To Paint Lanes On Badger Interchange

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be painting pavement markings Thursday afternoon at the Badger Interchange on Madison's far east side.

Crews will be working on I-94 from the Badger Interchange to Highway N.

The moving operation will run from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Motorists should drive with caution and be prepared to make lane changes in the area of the work, officials said.

Interstate Traffic To Be Rerouted Near Cottage Grove

Interstate Traffic To Be Rerouted Near Cottage Grove

Interstate 94 traffic in Dane County is expected to be switched to the Interstate’s westbound lanes early Tuesday, March 8.

Four lanes of traffic, two in each direction, will be routed to the newly constructed westbound lanes and separated by a median barrier.

The traffic switch is part of the ongoing reconstruction between Madison and Cottage Grove. The eastbound lanes will be under construction for the year. The project is scheduled for completion in November.

Speeds are reduced to 55 miles per hour. Motorists are advised of potential traffic slowdowns near the work zone.

Metro To Close East Transfer Point For Repairs

Metro To Close East Transfer Point For Repairs

Due to roof maintenance and repair, the East Transfer Point shelter area will be temporarily closed.

Passengers are directed to board buses on East Corporate Drive.

Schedules will not be affected during maintenance work.

The exact start date has not yet been determined, but repairs are expected to begin in the coming days, Metro Bus officials said.

Madison Crews Continue To Clear Snow

Madison Crews Continue To Clear Snow

City of Madison crews are still working to clean up all the snow that was dumped by a massive blizzard a week ago.

With the exception of a few hours during the Super Bowl, crews for the Madison Streets Division have been out around the clock, working on clearing major arterials, especially around the isthmus area.

"The most challenging we got is the near city, the isthmus area, basically. The area around the zoo that has very narrow streets, 20- to 24-foot wide streets, with parking on both sides. We can't get emergency vehicles down and that's where we're really focusing on," said Al Schumacher, of the Madison Streets Division.

Snow Emergency Towing Plan Announced

The city of Madison will be ticketing and towing vehicles on selected streets in the downtown/Isthmus area of the city starting Wednesday evening. Towing is necessary to get streets plowed to the curb so emergency vehicles can get through.

Cars parked illegally on the following streets will be towed starting at 1 a.m. on Feb. 3.