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Branch Street project shifts to Phase 3

Branch Street project shifts to Phase 3

The contractor responsible for the Branch St. resurfacing project expects to shift to Phase 3, on or about, Tuesday, September 2, unless delayed by weather... Read More

Driver complaints force changes in Beltline construction

Driver complaints force changes in Beltline construction

The Department of Transportation will make changes to Beltline construction after drivers complained that on-ramps were unsafe.

The DOT has been doing resurfacing work and building sound barriers along the Beltline for the last few months, but after a number of crashes and complaints from drivers, they're working with a contractor to change the ramp design.

Ramps at Old Sauk and Mineral Point Roads have been using yield signs causing slower merging in places with poor visibility, and the merge lanes have been drastically shortened.

Marty Caban drives the Beltline day and night for his two jobs, and he said drivers don't know how to respond at the on-ramps.

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.

Branch St. reconstruction enters 2nd phase

The city's contractor for the reconstruction of Branch Street is scheduled to begin Phase 2 of the project on Monday... Read More

Branch St. to shut down in phases for resurfacing

Branch St. to shut down in phases for resurfacing

A portion of Branch Street is expected to be closed for about a month for maintenance, according to a notice from the city. 

The roadway between Century Avenue and Columbus Drive will close beginning Monday for the first phase of the Branch Street reconstruction project, according to the city of Middleton.

Crews will resurface the road, replace the water main and do spot repairs of the sidewalk, curb, gutter and sanitary and storm sewers. 

The project is planned to be take place in three phases to minimize disruptions to local access, according to the notice. 

The early finish date for phase one of the project is noted as July 10 on the city project plans, and traffic control is forecasted to end between Century and Columbus on July 2. 

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