Ironman 2021 to cause campus area traffic detours

The Wisconsin Ironman event is Sunday, Sept. 12 and consists of routes traveling through the Madison area and UW–Madison campus. The marathon course passes through much of campus and will cause detours and delays. Runners are anticipated on the course from 11:30 a.m. to midnight (12 a.m.). UWPD is assisting with traffic rerouting in the areas affected by the course.

Various parking lots along the routes will be impacted, with traffic in and out of the facilities temporarily restricted based on the number of runners. UWPD will direct traffic in and out of lots as possible. Expect delays and consider alternate travel routes and parking plans if you need to park in an affected area on Sunday.

A list of road impacts and maps of all the Ironman event routes are available on the Ironman website.

Several Metro Transit detours are in effect on Sunday due to the Ironman routes. Campus routes 80, 81, and 82 will detour from 11 a.m. until end of service. Full details are available on the Metro website.

Some Lot 26 stalls along Observatory Drive will be blocked off on Saturday to ensure the road is open enough for the race on Sunday. Permit holders can use the lot sections near the Soils Building and the Observatory Hill Office Building, if needed. Please note travel in and out of these areas will be very difficult on Sunday.

Roads will reopen on a rolling basis as the final runners clear an area.

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