Madison: Upcoming Atwood Avenue Traffic Switch Happening May 24
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(MADISON, Wis.) ~ The City of Madison is set to begin a traffic switch on the Atwood Avenue reconstruction project on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. The switch will allow the project team to construct new infrastructure on the inbound side of Atwood Avenue from Cottage Grove Road to Dennett Drive.

Andrew Zwieg, City of Madison Project Manager, said "We appreciate everyone's continued patience as we move through the construction process."

The traffic switch will restrict northbound lanes on Atwood Avenue between Cottage Grove Road and Oakridge Avenue/Sugar Avenue. Motorists traveling between Cottage Grove Road and Dennett Drive will be shifted to the new lane along the lake side of Atwood Avenue and then weave back over to the existing lane on the opposite side of the street from Dennett Drive to Fair Oaks Avenue. Access to side streets such as Dennett Drive, Margaret Street and Olbrich Avenue will remain open, except during specific times when sanitary work is being done. Motorists should expect additional side street closures in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, southbound lanes of Atwood Avenue between Fair Oaks Avenue and Oakridge Avenue/Sugar Avenue may be used for local traffic only.

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Pedestrians traveling toward Olbrich Park from Cottage Grove Road should plan to use the new sidewalk on the lake side of Atwood Avenue while pedestrians coming from Fair Oaks Avenue should continue to use the sidewalk on the north side of the street. There will be a crossing point at an existing temporary walkway located just east of Walter Street as well as crosswalks at Dennett Drive, Olbrich Avenue and Cottage Grove Road. MG&E will also be working in the project area and Metro Transit will have temporary bus stops near Walter Street, Margaret Street and Cottage Grove Road.

The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2023 with more information available at The City of Madison urges motorists and pedestrians alike to exercise caution when travelling through this area during this time period.

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