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Middleton skateboard park closed due to vandalism once again

The Middleton skateboard park is closed once again for vandalism maintenance work.

The vandalism happened on Thursday. The vandals covered the park in graffiti, and took a sewer grate about a foot in diameter.

The graffiti was cleaned up, but the sewer grate will not be replaced until Monday at the earliest, keeping the park closed through the weekend.

No arrests have been made, however, the park is equipped with security cameras. Police are looking through the footage to identify the individuals involved.

Branch St. to be closed next week due to construction

Branch St. final paving will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Thursday, Oct. 2. The entire roadway, from University Ave. to Century Ave. will need to be closed off in different phases.

To view where these road closures will be, click here to view the map.

 

Middleton unveils mobile visitor center, the Know-N-Go

Middleton unveils mobile visitor center, the Know-N-Go

The city of Middleton unveiled the first mobile visitor center in Dane County Thursday.

The Know-N-Go will be staffed by Patty Bois, a Middleton know-it-all, who will travel around the county encouraging people to visit Middleton and give suggestions for great places to eat, attractions to see and fun things to do, officials said.

“I look forward to spreading the word about all the wonderful things there are to experience in Middleton,” Bois said. “When people visit our city, stay in our hotels, eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, they help our small businesses thrive. In return, the families of Middleton thrive.”

City to flush water mains on Tribeca Dr., Terrace Ave.

The city of Middleton Water Utility said it will flush mains on Tribeca Drive beginning Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

orkers will also be flushing mains on Terrace Avenue beginning Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Builders update district on construction progress

Builders update district on construction progress

The pace of construction at Glacier Creek and Kromrey middle schools will pick up over the next few weeks as crews work to finish projects.

The interior additions at Glacier Creek are all but complete, Findorff project manager Matt Premo told Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District officials at a construction meeting Tuesday. The only area that has minor touch-ups is in the new student services area in the front of the school.

Meanwhile, he said the pouring of concrete for parking lots and roads around the school should be done in less than a week. The front entrance sidewalks should be poured this week, while seeding on the east end of the site will also take place this week. Furniture for the fifth-grade wing and other new rooms should be delivered July 31.

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

Meeting to discuss possible path between Pheasant Branch, Graber Pond

The City of Middleton will be hosting a neighborhood information meeting on July 30 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a new trail area and a proposed bike and pedestrian plan.

The path would go from Pheasant Branch Conservancy to Graber Pond Trail. IOn the agenda for discussion are water resources, the trail corridor and trail planning. 

The hour-long event will take place at the Middleton City Hall Council Room, 4726 Hubbard Ave.

The meeting will be hosted by the Public Lands, Recreation, and Forestry Department. 

No traffic through Branch St. at Maywood Ave. intersection Wednesday

The city said it will close an intersection under construction for the day Wednesday. 

Middleton said the intersection of Branch Street and Maywood Avenue will be closed in a notice Wednesday morning. Motorists will not be able to drive through on either street. The intersection closure will only apply for the day Wednesday. 

A months-long construction project on Branch Street began in early June and is expected to be completed in early October. Crews are replacing the water main, repairing sewers, sidewalks and gutters and resurfacing the road.