Several construction projects may impact event travel this winter. If you’re attending an event, please note impacted streets and recommended travel routes to certain lots.
Campus traffic delays are anticipated in the morning. Lot 26 will be closed. Madison Metro Transit routes A, B, C, D, E, J, O and 80 will detour.
The Wisconsin Ironman event is Sunday, Sept. 10 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 a.m. to midnight.
Learn which areas on campus are affected by construction sites and how to navigate safely as the fall 2023 semester starts.
Commuters can expect delays for UW Housing fall semester move-in. Some campus roadways will close or be limited to one-way move-in traffic. The move-in days are August 27, 30, 31 and September 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A project to upgrade parking equipment at the entrance and exit gates of UW Hospital Ramp (Lot 75) and the Children’s Hospital Garage (Lot 63) will affect visitor and permit holder parking throughout June.
Two utility projects will begin Monday, May 22 with work expected to last into August. Detours will be necessary for northbound travel on N. Charter Street (between University Avenue and Linden Drive) and westbound travel on Linden (between Babcock Drive and Elm Drive).
The eastbound lane of Observatory Drive will close between Charter Street and Bascom Hall to accommodate utility work. Vehicles traveling eastbound will detour to Charter Street. The westbound lane will remain open until May 4, when a one-day closure is planned for both lanes. The area is expected to fully reopen May 5.
A City of Madison project to reconstruct University Avenue will resume April 10, causing traffic, bus, bike, and pedestrian impacts between University Bay Drive and Shorewood Boulevard. Expect delays and plan ahead.
Regent Street between East Campus Mall and Park Street will be closed to accommodate the placement of a construction crane. Traffic will detour to West Washington Avenue and South Park Street. Lot 29 and Regent Street’s southern sidewalk will remain open.