The following roads will be CLOSED:
- Langdon Street from Lake Street to Wisconsin Avenue from 4 pm to 8:30 pm.
- The 600 block of Lake Street from 4pm until 8:30 pm.
The following streets and intersections will be blocked off with no traffic going through from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.:
- 600 block of Wisconsin Avenue
- 500 and 600 blocks of North Carroll and North Henry Streets
- 10, 100 and 200 blocks of West Gilman Street
- 600 and 700 blocks of State Street
- 500 and 600 blocks of Lake Street
- Langdon Street between Lake Street and Wisconsin Avenue
CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE for information on Madison Metro bus detours (routes 4, 6, 29)
CLICK HERE for information on Madison Metro bus detours (routes 80,81,82)
The WB Beltline on/off ramps from/to Rimrock Rd will be CLOSED tonight 8pm-6am.
Work between Todd Dr and I-90 is scheduled to be DONE Oct 31.
It will remain closed until Sunday afternoon sometime. Crews are disassembling a giant crane from a project at 306 W. Main St.
It will be closed between Henry St and Washington Place.
Pedestrian traffic will be allowed, and access to homes and such in the area will be maintained.
FROM THE WISCONSIN DOT:
Daytime ramp closure from WIS 59 to I-39/90 southbound, Edgerton
The ramp from WIS 59 to I-39/90 southbound, near Edgerton, will be closed starting 9 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 16) until 3 p.m. Thursday for maintenance work. This closure is weather dependent and subject to change.
Motorists are required to use alternate routes.
FROM CITY OF MADISON:
On Thursday, October 16th at 7:00 AM, Stevens Construction Corporation will be placing backfill material for a housing project at 617 North Segoe Road.
This will require shifting northbound North Segoe Road traffic to the southbound left travel lane on Segoe between Frey Street and Sheboygan Avenue until 7:00 PM Thursday evening.
Two-way traffic on North Segoe Road and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during this work.
During this time, traffic from North Segoe Road to eastbound Frey Street will be detoured to Sawyer Terrace.
Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays.
The Old Middleton Rd ramp to University Ave will be CLOSED today between 10:30am – 3:00pm for emergency pavement repair. Whitney Way is the recommended alternative.
Unfortunately, I do not have any information on expected traffic troubles or routes to avoid.
If/when any information becomes available, I will share it immediately. It will likely be last-minute though and as the traffic troubles are occurring.
Info is not given to me (or anyone else) in advance for security reasons.
Here is what I DO know:
Michelle Obama will be at the Overture Center, 201 State St, today.
Doors open at 10:30am.
The crash occurred just prior to 3am. All lanes were closed for hours, then one lane opened for a few hours.
As of 7:19am, ALL lanes are again blocked.
DETOUR: NB Hwy 151 traffic should exit and go north on Hwy D (Business 151), continue east back to Hwy 151.
It will be closed today, tomorrow, and Monday.
A more comprehensive Johnson St construction update will magically appear here sometime this weekend.
FROM GRANT CO SHERIFF’S OFFICE:
Due to a semi off the road, Hwy 35/61 between Aupperle Rd & W Airport Rd will be closed starting at 9am this morning.
Southbound traffic will be routed west on Aupperle Rd, south on Stage Rd, east on W. Airport Rd back to Hwy 35/61.
Northbound Hwy 35/61 will be routed West on W. Airport Rd, north on Stage Rd, east on Aupperle Rd back to Hwy 35/61.
Map of where Hwy 35/61 will be closed:
FROM THE DOT:
October and November are the mating season for deer, and they will increase their activity particularly at dusk and dawn while moving back and forth between their bedding and feeding areas. As they roam, deer may dart unexpectedly onto roads and into the path of vehicles.
“To avoid hitting deer with your vehicle, you need to slow down whenever you see them nearby. If you see one deer, there are probably more in the area that could dash in front of your vehicle,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “If you can’t avoid a deer in the road, it’s safer to hit the brakes and hit the deer than to swerve suddenly and try to miss it. If you swerve, you risk losing control of your vehicle and hitting another car or a stationary object like a tree.”
Motorcyclists must be especially careful because deer crashes can be fatal. Motorcycles were involved in six of the eight fatal deer vs. motor vehicle crashes in Wisconsin last year.
“The one exception to the ‘don’t swerve’ advice applies to motorcyclists,” Pabst says. “Motorcyclists should slow down, brake firmly and then swerve if necessary to avoid hitting the deer. If they must swerve, motorcyclists should try to stay within their driving lane to avoid hitting other vehicles or objects.”
WisDOT and the Wisconsin State Patrol safety officials offer the following advice to prevent deer crashes and injuries to motorists:
- Be on the lookout for deer, eliminate distractions while driving, and slow down especially in early morning and evening hours, which are the most active times for deer.
- Always buckle up. There are fewer and less severe injuries in vehicle vs. deer crashes when drivers and passengers wear safety belts.
- If you see a deer by the side of the road, slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten it away.
- When you see one deer, look for another one. Deer seldom run alone.
- If you see a deer looming in your headlights, don’t expect it to move away. Headlights can confuse a deer, causing it to freeze.
- Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path.
- Don’t swerve suddenly because you may lose control of your vehicle.
- If you hit a deer, get your vehicle off the road if possible, and then call a law enforcement agency. Walking on a highway is dangerous, so stay in your vehicle if you can.
- Don’t try to move the animal if it is still alive. The injured deer could hurt you.
From the city of Fitchburg:
Ken Lucht, Wisconsin Southern Railroad, announced today that the rail line located on the city’s east side, running south from McCoy Road to the Village of Oregon will be activated on Monday, September 29.
The public is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at the intersection of Clayton Road and the rail line on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Representatives of the City of Fitchburg, Village of Oregon, WSOR, Commissioner of Rail, WisDOT and the Chambers of Commerce from both communities will be present.