W. Johnson Street lane closures continue into September

Update 9/18/18 – N. Charter Street is closed to two-way traffic between W. Johnson Street and Lot 22 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. The road is expected to reopen in November 2018.

Announced 8/30/18 – Work on W. Johnson Street is now expected to last through September 21. This will cause additional delays on football game days. Drivers should expect delays. Alternate traffic routes are recommended.

W. Johnson Street project — A city of Madison project working on the sanitary sewer at W. Johnson and N. Charter Street will close two lanes of traffic on W. Johnson Street at a time. The project began August 6, with all four lanes expected to reopen September 21. The sidewalk will remain open on at least one side of W. Johnson Street at all times.

Full project details can be found on the City of Madison website.

Also affecting traffic flow in the same area:

Charter Street project —  A steam project on N. Charter Street began August 6 and will continue into late November 2018. N. Charter Street is closed to two-way traffic between W. Johnson Street and Lot 22 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. From 2:30 p.m. – 10 a.m. there is a single lane of one-way southbound traffic. The east Charter Street sidewalk is closed; the west sidewalk will remain open during this project.

Vehicles should use N. Mills Street or another parallel street between 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

  • Lot 22 is accessible during the project, but only via University Avenue to N. Charter Street or southbound from N. Charter Street.
  • Lot 55 is closed for the duration of this project and will remain closed through the construction of a Chemistry building addition, expected to be finished by the end of February 2021.

A map of all construction projects and detours can be found on the campus parking maps page.