Westbound portion of East Washington to close Friday 

The city of Madison has announced the closure this Friday of a portion of East Washington Avenue for six hours as part of the Blair Street corridor reconstruction project.

The westbound lanes of the 500 block of East Washington Avenue between Blair and Franklin streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastbound lanes will stay open. Drivers will be able to use South Blair Street, East Main Street, and South Franklin Street as detours.

Pedestrian traffic will also be affected as the sidewalk on East Washington Avenue’s north side will be closed between Blount and Franklin streets; those walking should use the sidewalk on the south side of East Washington Avenue.

The full reconstruction project is scheduled to be finished this fall. Additional information is available online.