Road construction season gets in full swing this week around Madison

As city construction crews continue work on Blair Street, the westbound side of East Washington Avenue will be reduced to one lane starting Thursday, April 13, after the morning commute, according to a statement from the city.

The closure will begin at Blount Street and continue toward the Capitol. In addition, the westbound left turn lane into southbound Blair Street and southbound north Blair Street will be reduced to a single lane.

The closure, which is expected to last six to eight weeks, will be necessary for crews to work on reconstruction of the median lanes in both directions, pavement replacement, and make water and sanitary updates. The entire project is slated to be completed by the fall of 2023.

Additionally, construction of a Bus Rapid Transit station began today on Anderson Street in Madison. According to the city, Anderson Street will be fully closed to traffic just east of Wright Street while crews work on the station. Metro Transit bus routes will be detoured, but sidewalks will remain open. The street closure will be in place for the duration of the station construction, which is estimated to be completed in August 2023.

Also, Pleasant View Road in Middleton will be closed for construction until Friday, April 14 from Timber Wolf Trail to 800 feet south of Blackhawk Road. Crews are installing a storm sewer line.

There will be marked detours on Old Sauk Road and Blackhawk Road, according to city officials. Pleasant View Road also remains closed between Greenway Boulevard and Quarry Road until November with two-way traffic access open on Pleasant View Road between Old Sauk Road and Greenway Boulevard.