Last Updated: 06/02/2017

Project Update

At 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5th, Parisi Construction will begin work on University Avenue to install a new signalized intersection at the Hill Farms development, approximately 450 feet west of North Segoe Road. This project is managed by the State of Wisconsin and is expected to be completed in early September.


During the first phase of construction, the westbound Old Middleton Road off-ramp from University Avenue will be closed. This closure is expected to last until mid July. A detour plan for this closure can be found here:


Metro Transit will have detours due to the off-ramp closure:


University Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Traffic lanes will not be closed during peak traffic hours.


Plans for construction are located here:


The city web page for the project is located here:


Additional news releases will be sent out as traffic patterns change.

Project Description

The proposed project is located on University Avenue adjacent to the Hill Farms State Office Building on the west side of Madison. The State Department of Administration is currently redeveloping the Hill Farms site and included with the redevelopment is the construction of a new access point to University Avenue to mitigate the expected increased traffic volumes from utilizing other adjacent local streets.  The project will construct a new signalized intersection on University Avenue approximately 450 feet west of N Segoe Road to allow left and right turns into and out of the Hill Farms Site. The project is managed by the State of Wisconsin.

Lane closures on University Ave will be necessary for the project.  Two lanes in each direction will be maintained during peak traffic hours.  A minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction will be required at all other off-peak times.  The westbound ramp to Old Middleton Road will be closed for a portion of the project.  While the westbound ramp is closed, vehicles will be detoured back to Old Middleton Road utilizing University Avenue and N Whitney Way.  Bike lanes on University Avenue will be detoured utilizing Eau Claire Ave, Sheboygan Ave and Segoe Road.

Plans for the proposed project can be found here: Construction Plan
The planned detours for the project can be found here: Project Detours

Project Limits
University Ave bridge over Old Middleton Road to North Segoe Road