Live Traffic Updates

SPECIAL EVENTS: Madison Mini-Marathon & Football Family Fun Night.

Runners are expected near Camp Randall at the following times: 

Randall/Engineering Drive:  7:10am – 7:41am

Breese Terrace/Badger Way:  7:12am – 7:49am

Breese Terrace/Regent St:  7:13am – 7:53am

Randall/Regent:  7:15am – 8:00am

The entire race is expected to be over at approximately 10:30am.

Camp Randall area will also be affected by Football Family Fun Night. 

Takes place from 5pm-7pm.

About 8,000 are expected to attend.

CLICK HERE for more information on Football Family Fun Night.

CLICK HERE for Madison Mini-Marathon website.

CLICK HERE for a map of the entire route.

CLICK HERE for Madison Metro detour information.




MAKE GOOD DECISIONS: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign starts TODAY.

Wisconsin State Patrol is one of 400 law enforcement agencies across the State of Wisconsin taking part in this initiative which will continue through Labor Day.

From Sun Prairie Police Department:

“Sun Prairie Police Dept. will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

Efforts to combat drunken driving in Wisconsin through effective enforcement and education are showing positive results.  In the past 10 years, fatalities from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 348 in 2003 to 185 in 2013, which is a 47 percent reduction.  Injuries from alcohol-related crashes dropped from 6,445 in 2003 to 2,660 in 2013, which is a 59 percent reduction, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 

We have made progress in preventing drunken driving; however, too many people are still being killed or injured because of the decision to drive while impaired. Drunken driving is entirely preventable. So we urge you to use a designated driver or find another way home if you are impaired. 

To help prevent drunken driving, the “Zero In Wisconsin” traffic safety initiative has a free “Drive Sober” mobile app, which includes updated features to help you get home safely. The Drive Sober app can be downloaded by visiting

During this crackdown on drunken drivers and throughout the year, we are serious when we say, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: E. Johnson St; week of 8/18.

Traffic will remain reduced to one lane through the entire project.

E. Gorham Street will remain reduced to one lane through the N. Baldwin St. intersection until Tuesday, August 19.

Hamilton Street is now open to two way traffic between E. Gorham and Webster Streets..      

Planned Intersection Closures:

N. Butler Street north of E. Johnson Street (long term closure)

N. Blair Street north of E. Johnson Street (Monday - Tuesday, August 18 and 19)

N. Livingston Street north of E. Johnson Street (long term closure)

N. Paterson Street south of E. Johnson Street (Wednesday, August 20)

N. Few Street south of E. Johnson Street (Tuesday, August 19)

N. Baldwin Street north of E. Johnson Street will be closed between Elizabeth Street and E. Johnson Street.

Baldwin Street will be re-opened to traffic, including cross traffic, beginning Tuesday, August 19.

Final completion date for this project:  May 30, 2015

Interim completion date for this construction season:  November 3.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Beltline between Terrace Ave & Mineral Point Rd; week of 8/18

Noise wall construction will continue with post installation proceeding toward Old Sauk Road.   

Asphalt paving will continue on the WB ramp from Old Sauk Rd as well as the EB  ramp from Greenway Blvd.

The EB Beltline on-ramp from Old Sauk Rd will be CLOSED for about 3 weeks from August 19 – September 10.  

Weather permitting, new concrete pavement will be placed on the WB Beltline off ramp to Greenway Blvd.

Lane closures will occur nightly from 7:00PM – 6:00AM

On ramp and off ramp closures at Old Sauk Road and Greenway Blvd will be needed periodically during construction.

Wider shoulders, new concrete barrier wall, noise wall, and storm sewer will be installed

Work is scheduled to be done by November 14.




MIDDLETON: Police asking for your help regarding Car/pedestrian crash this morning.

Incident: Motor vehicle accident with injuries
Date: August 15, 2014
Location: University Avenue and Bristol Street


At 7:59 am, the Middleton Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of University Avenue and Bristol Street.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that an 87 year old driver from Richland Center had failed to stop for the red traffic light at this intersection.  The motor vehicle then struck a pedestrian who was crossing the street resulting in significant injuries to the pedestrian.

The driver of the motor vehicle was issued a citation for Failure to Stop for a Traffic Signal.

The Middleton Police Department is asking anyone who may have information or witnessed this accident to contact the police department at 608.824.7300, tipster line at 608.824.7304 or text at608.824.7300.

Captain Troy Hellenbrand

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Verona Rd; week of 8/18.

Everything stays as is on Verona Rd this week. 

The West Beltline Frontage Road/Hamersley Rd to the west of Verona Rd will be CLOSED to traffic starting Weds 8/20,  until late September.  

The West Beltline Frontage Road to the east of Verona Rd is still closed,  and isn’t slated to reopen until mid-October.

The Hammersley Rd cul-du-sac north of the Beltline is closed until mid-September.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Mineral Point Rd/Junction/Watts; week of 8/18

  • Asphalt surface paving operations begin Monday night and will occur each night (8pm-6am).  Here is the tentative plan, weather permitting:
    • Monday night:  SB Junction Rd median lanes and WB Mineral Point left turn bays.  Median crossings of S. Junction and Mineral Point at Commerce and Junction will be restricted during paving operations.  Watts will be closed to left turning traffic for a few overnight hours.
    • Tuesday night 8/19:  NB Junction Rd Median lanes &  WB Mineral Point left turn bays.  Median crossings of S. Junction and Mineral Point at Junction and the jug handle will be restricted during paving operations.  Watts will be closed to left turning traffic for a few overnight hours.
    • Wednesday night 8/20:  EB Mineral Point Rd median lanes.  Median crossings of Mineral Point at the jug handle, Junction & Commerce will be restricted during paving operations.
    • Thursday night 8/21 :  SB Junction Rd right lanes.  The jug handle will be closed during the overnight hours.
    • Friday night 8/22:  NB Junction right lanes. Watts will be closed during the overnight hours.   Restrictions of access to Applewood and driveways on the east side of Junction.

Work on this entire project is expected to be completed around August 31.

SAUK CO: Reedsburg traffic troubles this Fri/Sat.


Sealcoating various streets in Reedsburg on the 15th and 16th.

Friday, August 15:

Mittlesteadt Road from CTH ‘K’ west to the bridge.

North Webb Avenue from Eighth Street to the Pool Driveway

North Locust Street from Third Street to Fourth Street

North Locust Street from Sixth Street to Eighth Street

Third Street from North Webb Avenue to North Pine Street

Fourth Street from North Webb Avenue to North Park Street

Sixth Street from North Park Street to North Pine Street

Also the lower parking lots and driveway of Nishan Park will be sealed.  No Parking signs will be placed along the affected streets the afternoon of Thursday August 14.

Work is scheduled to begin around 9:00 am and be completed by Friday evening, weather permitting.

Saturday, August 16th:

Viking Drive from Eighth Street to 19th Street.

FITCHBURG UPDATE: Haight Farm Rd bridge replacement DELAYED until Aug 18.

From City of Fitchburg:

The Haight Farm Road bridge replacement project was delayed and will cause a road closure from the Lacy/Haight Farm roundabout to CTH MM beginning Monday, August 18 to early October.

 Local traffic only will be permitted to access homes.

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MORE ORANGE BARRELS IN FITCHBURG: Haight Farm Rd bridge replacement.

The Haight Farm Rd bridge replacement will cause the road to be CLOSED from the Lacy Rd roundabout to Hwy MM starting Tuesday, August 12 through late September.  

Access will be maintained to/from homes on that stretch of road.



ORANGE BARRELS IN YOUR WAY: NB Hwy 14 (Park St) ramp to WB Beltline is CLOSED.

This ramp is slated to be closed 25 days.   DOT’s recommended detour is to get on the EB Beltline,  to Rimrock Rd,  go over bridge,  get on WB Beltline.

The ramp from SB Park St to the EB Beltline is scheduled to reopen by Wednesday at 6am.  It’s been closed since July.

IOWA CO: Application of a new shiny coat on numerous highways begins today.

Iowa Co will begin sealcoating today and it will continue through next week.    The following highways will remain OPEN,  but delays expected as traffic will be flagged to stop and go throughout the day.  Not all roads are being done at one time.   Work is expected to last through August 15.

Hwy B between Hwy 23 and Hwy 80.   This is in Dodgeville,  Linden,  and Eden.

Hwy D between Hwy 39 and Hwy S.      This is in Mineral Point and Waldwick.

Hwy ID between 18/151 to Dane Co.      This is in Barneveld and Brigham.

Hwy I at Hwy 18 in Montfort through Eden and Highland.  

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