Campus Construction Impacts

Find out how ongoing, current, and upcoming campus construction projects impact campus travel for motorists, buses, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Project details may change due to weather or other factors.

Last update: April 16, 2024

Click the button below to download a full map of current campus construction impacts.

Lot & Street Impacts/Closures Map (PDF)

Accessible text descriptions of impacts and closures are available on this webpage.

Find City of Madison project information at cityofmadison.com.

Find Madison Metro bus detours at mymetrobus.com.

West Campus


West campus work areas:
(A) University Avenue construction (City of Madison)
(B) Veterinary Medicine addition

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Text descriptions of current closures and impacts to the west campus area are available at https://transportation.wisc.edu/construction/#west-campus
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Pedestrian impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Sidewalks and multi-use paths around University Ave. and University Bay Dr. may be affected by City of Madison construction project. Pedestrian detour signage may be in place. See City of Madison website for maps and recommended routes Through summer 2024

Transit impacts

Area Impacted and Description Detour information Effective dates (approximate)
Madison Metro bus stops on University Avenue near University Bay Drive/UW Hospital may be affected by City of Madison construction project. Check City of Madison website for more information about transit impacts. Through summer 2024

Bicycle impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Bicycle routes may be affected by City of Madison construction project. Check City of Madison website for more information about bicycle route impacts. Through summer 2024

Vehicle traffic impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Single lane closures and/or traffic flagging operations on University Ave., University Bay Dr., and Marshall Ct. may be required during off-peak travel periods (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Visit the City of Madison website for current project and detour information Through summer 2024
Easterday Ln. closed from Observatory Dr. to Linden Dr. Access VetMed via Willow Creek Bridge Closed until further notice.
Intersection of Colwood Dr. and Linden Dr. closed Access Lot 67 Linden Dr. from Elm Dr. Mid-summer 2024
Linden Dr. closed from Easterday Ln. to Colwood Dr. Access VetMed Diagnostic Lab via Willow Creek Bridge Permanent closure

Central Campus


Central campus work areas: 
(C) Material Sciences Partial Demolition
(D) CDIS Construction

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Text descriptions of current closures and impacts to the central campus area are available at https://transportation.wisc.edu/construction/#central-campus
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Pedestrian impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Walkway east of Material Sciences Building closed. Follow pedestrian detour signage on site. Through mid-April 2024
Northern Johnson St. sidewalk closed from Orchard St. to Charter St. Protected pedestrian walkway available around work site on northern side of Johnson St. Through December 2024
Orchard St. closed from University Ave. to Johnson St. Accessible sidewalk open along Orchard St. Through December 2024
University Avenue bike lane closed from Park St. to Orchard St. Temporary protected bike lane and walkway available around work site. Through December 2024
Southern sidewalk of University Ave. closed from Orchard St. to Charter St. Temporary walkway available around work area on University Ave. Through December 2024

Transit impacts

Area Impacted and Description Detour Information Dates Effective (Approximate)
No current impacts

Vehicle traffic impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended routes Effective dates (approximate)
Single eastbound lane closure on Campus Drive ending at University Avenue intersection. Remaining eastbound lanes will be open. Through March 2024.
Left lane of University Ave. closed from Park St. to Orchard St. Right lanes of University Ave. will remain open. Through December 2024
Left lane of Johnson St. closed from Orchard St. to Charter St. All other lanes on Johnson St. will remain open. Through December 2024
Orchard St. closed from University Ave. to Johnson St. Detour via Randall Ave. or Charter St. Through December 2024

East Campus


East campus work areas include:
(E) Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall Construction
(F) South Campus Utility Improvement
(G) Kohl Center Addition
(H) State/Lake Street Parking Garage Development (City of Madison)
(J) Fluno Center Garage Renovation
(!) Private development on Regent St.
(!) Lot 101 closure

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Text descriptions of current closures and impacts to the east campus area are available at https://transportation.wisc.edu/construction/#east-campus
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Pedestrian impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Eastern sidewalk of Lake St. closed from University Ave. to State St. Protected walkway available around work site. Through April 2024
Northwest and northeast corners of N. Park St. and Dayton St. intersection closed. Follow detour signage around northeast corner of intersection. Protected walkway available around work site at northwest corner of intersection. Through 2024
East Campus Mall between Regent St. and tunnel Use caution when navigating the area. Through 2024
Northern sidewalk of W. Johnson St. closed from Orchard St. to Charter St. Protected temporary walkway available around work area. Through December 2024.
Southern sidewalk of University Ave. closed from Park St. to Orchard St. Protected temporary walkway available around work site. Through December 2024.
Southern sidewalk of Johnson St. closed from Davis Residence Hall to Park St. Protected walkway available around work site. Through 2025
Western sidewalk of Park St. closed from Johnson St. to Clymer Pl. Protected walkway available around work site. Through 2025

Bicycle impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective dates (approximate)
No bicycle parking available at the Fluno Center. Use alternate bicycle parking locations. Through April 2024.
Southbound bike lane of Lake Street combined with traffic lane. Use caution when navigating the area. Through April 2024.
East Campus Mall between Regent St. and tunnel narrowed to 10-foot multi-use path Use caution when navigating the area. Through 2024
University Ave. between Park St. and Orchard St. Protected pedestrian and bike lane available around work site. Through December 2024

Transit impacts

Area Impacted and Description Detour Information Dates Effective (Approximate)
No current transit impacts

Vehicle traffic impacts

Area Impacted and Description Recommended Routes Effective Dates (Approximate)
Southbound lane of N. Lake St. closed from State St. to University Ave. Lanes shifted. Lake St. remains open to two-way traffic. Through April 2024
Lot 101 closed Access maintained to Lot 2 and pier Through summer 2024
Left lane of University Ave. closed from Park St. to Orchard St. All other lanes will remain open. Through December 2024
Westbound lane of Dayton St. closed from Brooks St. to East Campus Mall Detour via University Ave. Through 2024
Northeast corner of Park & Dayton intersection closed to westbound traffic. Detour via University Ave. Through 2024
Lot 78 and 88 Go to the campus parking map for nearby lot locations. Through 2024
Right lane of Johnson St. closed from Davis Residence Hall to Park St. All other lanes will remain open. Through 2025
Far southbound lane of Park St. closed from Johnson St. to Clymer Pl. All other southbound lanes will remain open. Through 2025
Clymer Pl. closed from N. Brooks St. to N. Park St. No recommended routes. Through 2025
Lots 61 and 112 closed. Go to the campus parking map for nearby lot locations. Permanent closure.

Spring 2024 Construction Forecast

Several construction projects planned for Spring 2024 and beyond will affect motor vehicle traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians. Click the map on the right for more details.

Accessible text descriptions of the projects and impacts can be found below on this page.

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University Avenue & BRT Construction

Impacts expected through Spring 2024.

  • East and westbound lane closures on University Avenue from University Bay Drive to Shorewood Boulevard.
  • Crosswalks, sidewalks, and bus stops impacted. Pedestrian detour signage and temporary bus stops in place.
  • For details, see cityofmadison.com.

Veterinary Medicine Addition

Impacts expected through Spring 2024.

  • Linden Drive permanently closed from Easterday Lane to Colwood Drive. Use Willow Creek Bridge to access Vet Diagnostic Lab.
  • Easterday Lane closed from Observatory Drive to Linden Drive until 2024.
  • Metro Transit bus stop relocated in front of Lot 67.

Material Science Partial Demolition

Impacts expected through April 2024.

  • Pedestrian paths west and east of Material Science & Engineering closed.
  • North side access to Material Science remains open.
  • Access to Engineering Research east entrance through Engineering Mall remains open.

Engineering Drive Utilities

Impacts expected from March 2024 through Summer 2024.

  • Sidewalks closed on both sides of Engineering Drive from Engineering Hall park to Engineering Mall. Pedestrians follow detour signage on site.
  • Access to Engineering Hall and Engineering Research will remain open.
  • Access to Lots 14, 17, and 114 will remain open.
  • Temporary road will be installed to shift vehicle traffic around the construction site.

Engineering 1410 Occupant Relocation

Impacts expected from January through March 2024.

  • Sidewalk will be closed on the east side of Randall Avenue for 50 feet near the north end of Wendt Commons.

CDIS Construction

Impacts expected to last through December 2024.

  • Left lane of University Avenue closed from Park Street to Orchard Street. Protected temporary walkway and bike path available around work area.
  • Northern Johnson Street traffic lane and sidewalk closed from Orchard Street to Charter Street. Protected walkway available on Johnson Street around work area.
  • Orchard Street closed from University Avenue to Johnson Street. Detour via Randall Avenue or Charter Street. Accessible sidewalk available along Orchard Street.
  • Lot 22 permanently closed.

Irving & Dorothy Levy Hall

Impacts expected from January 2024 through 2025.

  • Northern lane and sidewalk of Johnson Street closed from Davis Residence Hall to Park Street.
  • Right lane and eastern sidewalk of Park Street closed from Johnson Street to Clymer Place.
  • Clymer Place closed from N. Brooks Street to Park Street.
  • Lot 61 will permanently close.
  • Lot 112 will permanently close.

South Campus Utilities

Impacts expected to last through 2024.

  • Westbound lane of Dayton Street closed from Brooks Street to East Campus Mall.
  • Protected walkway available around construction site on northwest side of Park & Dayton intersection.
  • Northeast corner of Park & Dayton intersection closed. Pedestrians follow detour signage on site.

Kohl Center Addition

Impacts expected to last through 2024.

  • Lots 78 and 88 closed.
  • East Campus Mall narrowed to a 10-foot bike and pedestrian path.

Fluno center Garage Renovation

Impacts expected to last through January 2024.

  • Parking lane of Lake Street closed from Lot 138 driveway for 50 feet.
  • Fluno Center Garage closed. Lot 46 remains open with limited visitor parking.
  • Lot 138 and circular drive remain open for pick up/drop off.
Image of map of 2024 showing the travel impacts due to planned construction projects. An accessible text description of these projects and their impacts can be found at transportation.wisc.edu/construction.
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Picture of an area blocked by construction barricades and other traffic management signs. Focus is on a bright orange sign stating "Detour" with an arrow pointing to the right.