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Affects all Downtown Routes

Sunday, September 13

Due to the annual Ironman event, all downtown routes will be significantly detouring all day on Sunday, September 13. Please see chart below for specific detour information and maps.

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.

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

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    Routes Affected  Date & Time  Area Affected  Impact on Service 

    1, 3, 4, 11, 12,

    19, 56, 57

    9/9 - 9/14  Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. closed Westbound Routes: 3, 4, 56 and 57 detour to S. Hamilton St.; Routes 1, 11, 12 and 19 detour to Pinckney St. 
    2, 8  Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    Old University Ave. between
    Highland & Breese Terrace closed
    No service on University Ave. between
    Highland & Breese Terrace.
    2 Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    UW Hospital loop (Highland,
    Walnut & University Bay)
    Buses go through the hospital loop in a
    counterclockwise direction (Highland Ave.
    to University Bay Dr.), both inbound and outbound.
    4 Sunday
    Noon - Midnight 
    Mills St. between Erin St. &
    University Ave.
    Detours to Park Street between Erin St. and
    University Ave. in both directions.
    5 Sunday 
    6 AM - End of service
    W. Washington Ave. between
    Broom St. & Fairchild St.
    Detours via Broom & Bassett between W. Washington Ave. and John Nolen Dr.
    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, 6, 7, 8 Sunday
    6 AM - End of service
    State Street closed Buses use Johnson & Gorham streets, Wisconsin Ave. to detour from State St.
    2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Sunday
    6 AM - End of Service
    Bus stop on Dayton at Carroll
    All westbound routes will stop at bus stop on
    Dayton St. at Wisconsin Ave.
    13 Sunday
    6 AM - 5:30 PM
    Rimrock Rd., Rusk Ave., N. Rusk Ave., Ardmore St., Koster St., & W. Badger Rd. No service on these streets.
    16 Sunday
    6 AM - 5:30 PM
    Beltline-Rimrock Rd. interchange
    closed, E. Badger closed westbound between Rimrock & Pheasant Ridge
    Buses go through the Southdale loop in the opposite direction from the South Transfer Pt.
    80 Sunday
    11:30 AM - Midnight
    Park St., Observatory Dr., Linden Dr. and Walnut St. closed

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

    11:30 AM

    81, 82 Sunday
    6 PM - Midnight
    Langdon St. closed between Lake St. and Park St. No service to Memorial Union. Board buses on University Ave. or Johnson St.

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