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Affects all Downtown Routes

Sunday, September 10

Due to the annual Ironman event, all downtown routes significantly detour throughout the day on Sunday, September 10. Please see chart below for specific detour information and maps.

Plan ahead for delays throughout our entire service area during the event. Buses will operate as fast as conditions allow.

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Please note: All stop locations may not have detour signage posted. Please see maps online, or contact Metro Customer Service at 608-266-4466 for trip-planning questions


    Routes Affected  Date & Time  Area Affected  Impact on Service 

    1, 3, 4, 11, 12,

    19, 56, 57

    Wednesday (9/6) until

    Noon Monday (9/11) 

    Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. closed

    Buses do not serve Stop #1872 or

    temporary stop on MLK Jr.

    2, 8  Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    Old University Ave. No service on University Ave. between
    Highland & Breese Terrace
    2 Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    UW Hospital loop Buses go through the hospital loop in a
    counterclockwise direction (Highland Ave.
    to University Bay Dr.)
    4 Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    Mills St. between Erin St. &
    University Ave.
    Detour to Park St.
    5 Sunday 
    6 a.m. - Midnight
    W. Washington Ave. between
    Broom St. & Fairchild St.
    Detours via Broom & Bassett
    7 Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    Randall Ave. and Monroe St. north
    of Regent St.
    “Via Monroe/Odana” trips follow Park St.
    and Regent St. (routing same as “Via Toepfer/Tokay” trips between Regent St. and University Ave).
    2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Sunday
    6 a.m. - End of service
    Downtown, State St. Buses use Johnson & Gorham, Wisconsin and John Nolen Dr.
    13 Sunday
    6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Rimrock Rd., W. Beltline

    Frontage Rd., & Rusk Ave.

    No service on these streets.

    Detours to Beltline Hwy

    16 Sunday
    6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Beltline/Rimrock Rd. interchange
    closed, E. Badger closed westbound
    Buses go through the Southdale loop in the opposite direction from the South Transfer Pt.
    80 Sunday
    11:30 a.m. - Midnight
    Park St., Observatory Dr., Linden Dr. and Walnut St. closed

    Will serve Eagle Heights and University Ave. only. No service to Memorial Union

    81, 82 Sunday
    6 p.m. - Midnight
    Langdon St. closed between Lake and Park. Buses detour to University & Johnson

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