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Construction project to change Parmenter Street traffic

A project to bury overhead utilities along Parmenter St. in Middleton will alter traffic patterns and parking on the street next week, according to a release from the Middleton Police Department.

According to the release, MG&E, Charter and TDS are starting construction before expected because the ground thawed early. A four-block stretch of Parmenter Street between University Avenue and the roundabout, as well as along Rohlich Court will be affected.

Deputies: Crash caused by black ice brings down power lines

Deputies: Crash caused by black ice brings down power lines

A crash caused by black ice brought down power lines in the town of Westport Tuesday morning, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Jonathan Ironside, 37, of Madison, was traveling west on Oncken Road at 8:25 a.m. when he lost control of his 2004 Honda Civic on the icy road and struck a power pole, causing the wires to fall across the road. Ironside stayed inside the car until utility workers made the scene safe.

Ironside, who was removed from the car at 9:35 a.m., suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was treated at the scene.

Oncken Road between County roads M and Q will be closed to traffic until approximately noon.

City considers plans to reconstruct portion of Parmenter Street

City considers plans to reconstruct portion of Parmenter Street

Plans to resurface Parmenter Street north of University Avenue are being reviewed by city staff, according to a release.

The plans submitted by Mead and Hunt are to resurface Parmenter Street between University Avenue and the roundabout, officials said. The design includes a bike lane and driving lane in each direction, burying all overhead utilities along Parmenter Street and installing boarding pads at Metro Transit stops.

The west side of the road will tentatively not have on-street parking, but will get a 5-foot wide sidewalk and wider grass terrace with trees, according to the release. The east side of the road will still have on-street parking and portions of the existing 4-foot wide sidewalk will be repaired.

Construction expected to delay traffic moved to next week

Construction work that was expected to close lanes of Parmenter Street this week has been delayed until next week, according to a release from the city of Middleton.

The development of the new Parmenter Center building at 2501 Parmenter Street, just north of the creek, will require construction of a water service pipe from the public main on the west side of the street to the new building, officials said.

The contractor had intended to install the pipe this week, but a necessary design change will require a slight delay to get additional parts, according to the release. The contractor now plans on doing the work the week of Oct. 27.

The work will not require closing Parmenter Street or any driveways, but it will require lane reductions and shifts, officials said. Sidewalk access on one side of the road will be open to pedestrians during most of the project.

University Ave. on-ramp to close briefly Monday

University Ave. on-ramp to close briefly Monday

The Old Middleton Road on-ramp will be closed for about five hours Monday morning for emergency road work, according to the city of Madison.

Madison Traffic Engineering said in a release Friday that the on-ramp to University Avenue from Old Middleton Road would be shut down from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an emergency paving operation.

The city said the the off-ramp from University Avenue will be open. Metro bus stops will also be open, according to the alert.

Final paving of Branch Street scheduled for this week

Final paving of Branch Street scheduled for this week

The final phase of the Branch Street construction project will start this week, according to a release.

The entire roadway will be closed during different phases on Wednesday and Thursday to accommodate the final paving process, officials said.

The contractor plans to start paving at University Avenue and work north, according to the release. Approximate road closures are listed below.

 

Wednesday closures

  • University Avenue to Franklin Avenue until 8 a.m.
  • University Avenue to the north side of Sauk Trail Elementary School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • North side of Sauk Trail Elementary School to Pheasant Lane after 2 p.m.

Thursday closures

  • Pheasant Lane to Century Avenue

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.