N. Charter Street closed at all times starting October 15

Due to various project delays and the pressing need to ensure steam resources to campus, N. Charter Street will be closed to traffic at all times starting Monday, Oct. 15. Previously, southbound traffic was available during select hours. Now traffic will be closed in both directions for the duration of the steam project.

Vehicles should use N. Mills Street, N. Orchard Street, or another parallel street in place of N. Charter Street. Madison Metro routes 11, 27, 28, 38, and 44 detour via Randall Avenue. Transit detour information available on the Madison Metro website.

The closed area is expected to reopen by early January 2019. The east Charter Street sidewalk is closed; the west sidewalk is open during this project, but starting November 5 the western University Avenue crosswalk will be closed.

  • Lot 22 is accessible during this project, but only via University Avenue to the N. Charter Street entrance or southbound from N. Charter Street (above University Avenue).
  • 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. Project dates may change due to weather conditions or other factors.