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Middleton City Hall host informational meeting

Downtown property owners, business owners, and residents are invited to attend a public informational meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., at Middleton City Hall.

The meeting will discuss the City’s plans for reconstructing Terrace Avenue.

Project manager, Tom Stetzer and field representative, Jon Solan of Strand Associates will join City staff to discuss specific aspects of the project .

“This meeting will be an excellent opportunity to learn about project phasing and timeline. Work is scheduled to begin in mid June and be completed by early November,” said Mark Opitz City Project Manager.  

The City and its engineering consultant Strand Associates are working with the contractor Raymond P. Cattell to schedule the work to minimize disruption to businesses and residents.  

Lakeview Park Splash Pad open for season

 Lakeview Park Splash Pad open for season

Middleton's free public splash park opens for the season this weekend, according to the city. 

The Lakeview Park Splash Pad, at 6300 Mendota Ave., features multiple safe-for-all-ages water installations that spray, squirt and mist water. The park is open every year beginning on Memorial Day and closing Labor Day.

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

City to flush water mains, hydrants

The City of Middleton said it plans to flush water mains and hydrants beginning April 27.

The flush is common practice for the department and is done twice a year, in the spring and the fall. The practice tests the system and ensures water quality.

In a public notice last Tuesday, the city's water utility said residents can expect to see a slight discoloration of water during the week as it clears out water mains.

The city said the flush does not affect the potability of water and it is safe to drink.

The flush ends May 9. 

Advisory to run water to prevent pipe freezes canceled

Advisory to run water to prevent pipe freezes canceled

Three months after an initial advisory warning residents run water to prevent freezing pipes, the city it is canceling the warning. 

Middleton posted a statement online Thursday saying it was safe to turn the taps off. 

Recent warmer weather has helped thaw the ground from the long winter, reducing the risk of frozen lateral pipes. 

The Middleton Water Utility asked residents on Feb. 11 to monitor water temperatures and run a pencil-sized stream of water to prevent freezes.

Gas leak briefly closes part of University Ave.

Part of University Avenue was closed west of Park Street in Middleton for about an hour Wednesday morning due to a gas leak, officials said. 

An alert from the city of Middleton at 10:36 a.m. said University Avenue and Bristol Street were shut down due to a natural gas leak. Officials asked motorists to use alternative routes. 

The Middleton Police Department said at 11:27 a.m. that University Avenue was reopened. 

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.