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Middleton Police Department notified about US HWY 12 construction

The Middleton Police Department has been notified that a construction project on US Hwy 12, known locally as the Beltline, will begin on Monday, April 21. Work on this project will be primarily between the Mineral Point Road interchange and Terrace Avenue.   Lane and shoulder closures may extend beyond those areas, according to the press release.   

Work on this project will primarily be completed using nighttime lane closures between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Sunday night through Thursday night.  Along with these nighttime lane closures, there will be periodic nighttime ramp closures impacting the interchanges at Mineral Point Road, Old Sauk Road, and Greenway Blvd.   During daytime hours, there will be off road construction as well using shoulder closure.

Upcoming Lane & Ramp Closures

Meetings scheduled to discuss Beltline, Hwy. 16/60, Hwy. 14 construction

Meetings scheduled to discuss Beltline, Hwy. 16/60, Hwy. 14 construction

Several Wisconsin Department of Transportation meetings are scheduled in the upcoming weeks to talk about proposed changes and construction projects to local roadways.

Public meeting for Interstate 39/90, Beltline interchange

A public involvement meeting to discuss updated design plans and gather public input on the proposed improvements of the Interstate 39/90 and Beltline interchange is scheduled for Thursday, according to a WisDOT release.

As part of the Interstate 39/90 expansion project, the Beltline interchange will be reconstructed to address safety and congestion concerns, along with the deteriorating and outdated infrastructure, officials said.

The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the McFarland High School Cafeteria at 5101 Farwell St., according to the release. A formal presentation will be held at 6 p.m.

Public meeting for Highway 16/60 reconstruction in Columbus

Public hearing to discuss Madison Transit Service changes

Public hearing to discuss Madison Transit Service changes

Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, according to a city of Madison press release.

The meeting will be held at the Madison Municipal Building, 215 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., in room 260.

The hearing will discuss proposed service changes to Routes 8, 14, 15, 19, 26, 36, 44, 48, 50, 59, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74 and 78. Changes are proposed to go into effect during the last week of August.

People are encouraged to attend the public hearing to give feedback. To submit comments on the Metro changes online, visit mymetrobus.com/feedback.

2 egg hunts scheduled in April at local parks

2 egg hunts scheduled in April at local parks

Two local groups will host Easter egg hunts this month.

On April 13 the Middleton Jaycees will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeview Community Park in Middleton. The hunt is completed in three phases: kids 4 and under at 11:30 a.m.; kids 5-8 years old at noon; and kids 9 and up at 12:30 p.m. Live bunnies are also scheduled to be at the park for the event. 

Organizers said there is no cost to participate but attendees are asked to bring at least one non-perishable food item to be donated to the Middleton Outreach Ministry Food Pantry. Egg hunters also need to bring a basket or bag to collect their eggs. 

On April 19 the Downtown Middleton Business Association will host an egg hunt from 10-11 a.m. at Middleton Fireman's Park. 

Bags with various freebies are distributed to the first 600 kids who arrive to the hunt, which begins at 10 a.m. sharp, organizers said. 

Annual 'Wine Walk' returns May 1

Annual 'Wine Walk' returns May 1

A local business organization's popular wine tasting tour through the downtown Middleton area returns next month for its seventh run. 

The Downtown Middleton Business Association will host the Spring Wine Walk on May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Thursday at Marilyn's Salon, 1833 Parmenter St. starting at 5 a.m. 

The Wine Walk will begin at BMO Harris Bank, where tourists will receive a wine glass and wristband. Each guest will move on to visit the 13 area businesses participating in the event for a taste of a red and a white wine. Some businesses will also offer appetizers to compliment the wines, organizers said. ... Read More

Firefighter state convention to be held in Middleton

The 46th annual Wisconsin State Firefighter’s Association State Convention will be held in Middleton this week, according to a release.

Firefighters from over 800 fire departments from across the state will be attending the conference, organizers said.

The public will be able to view apparatus and equipment used in the firefighter industry at vendor displays on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., according to the release.

The event will be held at the Marriot Hotel and Convention Center in Middleton Wednesday through Sunday, organizers said.

Students compete in high school mock trial semifinals

Students compete in high school mock trial semifinals

Teams from 16 Wisconsin high schools will compete in the Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Semifinals at the Dane County Courthouse in Madison on Sunday, March 9, at 8 a.m.

The Mock Trial program provides high school students with an opportunity to act as attorneys and witnesses in a court case developed by State Bar members. In teams, students argue a criminal case before a panel of volunteer attorneys and judges in the regional competitions.

The two finalists will compete for the state title on Monday. The state winner will advance to the National Mock Trial Competition, which will also be held in Madison this May.

Students from the following schools will be participating in the semifinals: