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East Side Construction Updates

Public Information Meeting
Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 pm

Work will begin on East Washington Ave., Anderson St., and Mendota St. starting the week of April 3, 2023. 

Construction will take place in stages between 2023 and 2024.

Attend the public information meeting to learn about specific road work, construction timelines, and effects on traffic. Much of the work will require traffic control and lane closures.

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Contact Information

(608) 622-9659

Construction Plans

Crews are now updating underground utilities and traffic signals, and removing the bump outs at several intersections along the route. This will allow space for left lanes to be converted into bus lanes and work on the stations can take place with fewer traffic delays.

Projects Underway

This work is expected to be completed in early summer 2023.

Public Meetings

Attend future public information meetings or watch recordings of previous meetings to learn more. Some dates and times are still being determined.

East side (Blair Street to East Towne)
Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 pm

West side (Junction Rd. to University Bay Dr.)

Central (University Bay Dr. to Blair St)
Thursday, April 20 - 6:00 pm

Check back for future updates.

For more information about specific construction activities, contact the City of Madison at brtconstruction@cityofmadison.com or at (608) 622-9659.

First BRT Line Runs East-West

The City of Madison is building a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as part of an effort to provide better access to jobs, reduce travel times, and improve transit equity throughout the region.

The BRT system will start with an east-west line from Junction Rd. to East Towne through the downtown and campus area.

Construction of dedicated bus lanes, passenger stations, and implementation of larger all-electric articulated buses will last into next year. The system is expected to go officially online at the end of 2024.

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