Various streets downtown will be closed for Freakfest the weekend of October 27, affecting vehicle and Metro routes.
Streets crossing State Street will begin closing at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Lake Street, Johnson Street, and Dayton Street will all close at 5 p.m. Gorham Street will stay open until 6 p.m. These streets will be closed until approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct.29. For a full list of street closures and a detour map, visit the City of Madison detour page.
Metro buses, including campus routes, will be impacted by these street closures (Capitol Square and State Street areas). These detours begins Friday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Route 80 will detour, and a “Special Events” bus will replace (combine) the Route 81 and 82 schedule and route. See Metro Freakfest detours here.