Observatory Drive will temporarily close in both directions near the Veterinary Medicine construction site. This closure will significantly limit options for thru vehicle traffic between the east and west sides of campus. It will also impact travel for in- and outbound traffic and cause Metro Transit detours.
Two new construction projects — North Park Street at Observatory Drive and Walnut Street at Observatory Drive — will impact campus travel over the next several weeks.
Multiple construction projects will cause additional lane closures and detours impacting pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and vehicles traveling to, from, and on the UW-Madison campus throughout the summer months.
Upcoming construction projects will cause lane closures on Charter Street, Walnut Street, and University Avenue/University Bay Drive. The closures impact vehicles, bicycles, buses, and pedestrians traveling to and from campus.
Expect motor vehicle, transit, and cycling detours as Charter Street near Chamberlain Hall will close through late January. A section of western Lathrop Street closes December 20, meaning no thru traffic on the road.
The Madison Marathon is Sunday, Nov. 14 and the route travels through parts of downtown Madison and the UW-Madison campus. Expect detours and delays from approximately 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Starting November 15, construction will impact traffic lanes and pedestrian-bicycle routes on University Avenue between Mills and Charter Streets. Work is expected to last until March 2022.
Construction work on Sellery Hall and a steam utility project south of Johnson Street will impact traffic lanes and heavily utilized pedestrian-bicyclist routes—including East Campus Mall—during the 2021-22 fall semester.
Summer round-up of construction information affecting campus transportation routes. This article will be updated as information becomes available.
Several road repair projects involving milling and paving will happen across the UW campus June 14-18. Lane closures will cause traffic detours.