Live Traffic Updates

UW HOMECOMING: A number of Madison Metro detours this afternoon.

Routes 4, 6, and 29 will detour from the lower portion of State St via Johnson or Gorham starting at 3pm.

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Routes 80, 81, and 82 will detour from State St and Langdon St areas starting at 3pm.

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Intersections closed at E. Johnson — updated

The following intersections are still closed at E. Johnson:

N. Butler Street north of E. Johnson Street (until Tues Oct 28)
N. Livingston Street north of E. Johnson Street (long term)
N. Livingston Street south of E. Johnson Street (until Tues Oct 28)

EB BELTLINE: overnight lane closures starting EARLIER; ending LATER.

Tonight and Friday night, construciton crews will be paving the Beltline median between Whitney Way and Verona Rd. The overnight lane closures will be extended to accomplish this safely and efficiently.

Tonight, lane closures will begin at 7:30pm until 5:30am tomorrow morning.

Friday night, lane closures will begin at 8:30pm until 8am Saturday morning.

Delays are anticipated.

The DOT warns it will also be noisy.


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Stoughton/Pflaum/Buckeye

Stoughton Rd (Hwy 51): 

Left lane will be closed in both directions between Buckeye Rd and Pflaum Rd between 7pm-6am.

Delays are expected during these overnight lane closures.

Pflaum Rd 

Will remain in the current traffic configuration until the middle of the week, and then a new traffic pattern will be in place.   Daytime lane closures will occur on Pflaum Rd, but all movements will be maintained (ie, you’ll still be able to go straight, turn on Stoughton Rd, etc.)

Delays are expected during peak travel times.    An alternate route is recommended by the DOT.

Buckeye Rd

Traffic patterns will change repeatedly as needed.   All movements will be maintained.  Delays are expected during peak travel times.

What are they doing? 

–  Traffic signal and signing replacement

– Concrete pavement replacement and repair on Pflaum Road, Buckeye Road, and Stoughton Rd

–  Concrete island reconstruction

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Commercial Ave & North St

Commercial Avenue (Packers Ave – North St):  Final touches are taking place.  Commercial Ave is open to through traffic.  Work is scheduled through the end of this week, then it should be done.   The project included replacing the sanitary and storm sewer, water main, curb and gutter and asphalt pavement.

North Street (Johnson St – E. Washington Ave):  Contractor paved last week.  Project will be completed this week.  Closed to through traffic.

Johnson St/North St Intersection:  Two way traffic shall be maintained on Johnson St except during non peak hours when traffic may be reduced to one lane with flaggers.




Two lanes will remain open on the new northbound lanes between Raymond Rd and the Beltline.

NEW THIS WEEK:   The West Frontage Rd (between Freeport Rd and Home Depot) will be CLOSED starting THIS Wednesday (Oct 22) for about a week.


Overnight lane closed between Verona Rd and Whitney Way.  One lane will remain open.  Lane closures begin between 7pm-9pm and continue until 5am (8am on weekends).

Off-ramp to Verona Rd will be OPEN but there will be daytime construction work between 7am-6pm all week.

NEW:  There will be a traffic shift on the on-ramp from Verona Rd/Midvale Blvd starting next week-ish.


Overnight lane closures between Whitney Way and Verona Rd starting between 7pm-9pm and ending at 5am on weekdays and 8am on weekends.  One lane will remain open.

This entire project will be DONE in 2019.  :-)





CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Beltline between Todd Dr & I-90; including ramp closures.

Work will continue in both directions of the Beltline with overnight lane closures between 7pm-6am.   TWO lanes will begin at 8pm.

There will also be overnight ramp closures.

All of these are subject to change depending on the weather.

Sunday night 10/19:

WB BELTLINE:  on/off ramps from/to Park St CLOSED.


Monday night 10/20:

EB BELTLINE:  on/off ramps from/to Park St CLOSED.

WB BELTLINE:  on-ramp from NB Hwy 14 (which is Park St once you get past the Beltline) CLOSED.


Tuesday night 10/21:

EB BELTLINE:  on-ramp from Rimrock Rd CLOSED.

WB BELTLINE:  on-ramp from NB Hwy 14 (Park St) CLOSED.


Wednesday night 10/22:

EB BELTLINE: on/off ramps from/to John Nolen Dr CLOSED.


Thursday night 10/23:

EB BELTLINE:  on/off ramps from/to South Towne Dr CLOSED.


Friday night 10/24:

EB BELTLINE:  on-ramp from Hwy 14 (Park St) CLOSED.

EB BELTLINE:  off-ramp to Rimrock Rd CLOSED.

ALL work on this stretch of the Beltline is slated to be completed by November 7th, depending on weather and other factors.

MADISON: Capital City Bike (John Nolen) path CLOSES at Rimrock Rd this week.


There will be construction requiring closure of the Capital City path (John Nolen Path) as it crosses the driveway to the Sheridan Hotel at Rimrock Road.

All bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured a short distance to the crosswalk at the John Nolen Service Road.

There will be two closures, each lasting approximately one day, during the week beginning Tuesday, October 21.

Please take care in the vicinity of the construction and be thoughtful of pedestrians when using the sidewalks.

Thanks for your patience and consideration.

FITCHBURG: Byrne Rd CLOSES this week at the railroad tracks.

Byrne Rd will be CLOSED Wednesday through Saturday.


Byrne Road will be closed at the railroad crossing for crossing improvements from October 22-25, weather permitting.

Trains will continue to run on the tracks during this construction.

For additional information regarding this important project, contact Brent Marsh with Wisconsin and Southern Railroad at