Several road repair projects involving milling and paving will happen across the UW campus June 14-18. (Project dates are subject to change due to weather and other factors.) The location of these projects will cause traffic detours and, in some cases, parking permit holder relocation.
Milling and paving projects will affect:
- Observatory Drive and Lot 26
- Walnut Street and Lot 59
- Eagle Heights / Lake Mendota Drive
Observatory Drive and Lot 26
Observatory Drive will be closed to traffic between Babcock Drive and the Soils Building. East and westbound traffic can detour to Linden Drive.
Area sidewalks will be open. Bicyclists can detour using Linden Drive, the Lakeshore Path, or walk their bikes on the sidewalk to bypass the work area.
The section of Lot 26 between Soils and King Hall and a section of several stalls along Observatory Drive will be closed during this work. Lot 26 permit holders should use open permit stalls within the remaining lot sections.
Walnut Street and Lot 59
Walnut Street will be closed between Gifford Pinchot Drive / the West Campus Cogeneration Facility and the Campus Bike Path access loop. Possible traffic detour routes include Highland Avenue (approaching from west) or Babcock Drive (approaching from east).
Area sidewalks will be open. The connection to the bike path will remain open; bicyclists should walk their bikes on the sidewalk to bypass the work area or detour to a different route.
The Lot 59 on-street stalls will be closed for project staging during this project. Lot 59 permit holders should use open permit stalls in the lot; relocation to Lot 64 (yellow stalls at WARF building) is allowed if all stalls in Lot 59 are full.
Eagle Heights / Lake Mendota Drive
No northbound or westbound traffic allowed on Lake Mendota Drive in the loop around Eagle Heights. Vehicles detour using Eagle Heights Drive to Lake Mendota Drive to travel eastbound and southbound; on-site workers and/or signage will provide traffic direction. Essentially: traffic flow in the Eagle Heights area will be allowed in a clockwise fashion.
Campus bus routes 80 and 84 are not impacted by this project. Schedule and route information is available on the Madison Metro website.