Legal holidays on Dec. 25, Jan. 1, and Jan. 15 will cause Transportation Services office closures, reduced Madison Metro Transit service, and other service reductions. There will be additional Transportation Services office closures due to construction in the WARF Building.
Madison Metro will launch a completely new system of bus routes, stops, and schedules June 11, 2023. UW Madison campus community members are encouraged to check mymetrobus.com to learn how the new system will impact individual commutes.
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 Shamrock Shuffle 5K/10K events will go through parts of campus on Saturday, March 11. And beginning March 11, Walnut Street will be closed south of Linden Drive due to railroad bridge repair work. Traffic will detour to Highland Avenue through March 19.
Legal holidays from late December through mid-January will cause Transportation Services office closures, reduced Madison Metro Transit service, and other service reductions.
The legal holiday of Thanksgiving will cause a reduction in services for Madison Metro Transit, including campus bus routes. Some parking restrictions will be waived to accommodate bus riders unable to easily travel to campus during the reduced service.
Madison Metro is holding a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9 to discuss the final details related to the June 2023 service redesign. Bus service changes may impact how students, employees, faculty, and visitors get to and from campus.
Update, October 31: Due to construction issues, a stretch of eastbound Observatory Drive near Ingraham Hall and the Sewell Social Science Building will remain closed until November 17. Part of Linden Drive between Agriculture Hall and the Microbial Sciences Building is also closed in both directions for several weeks.
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.