Verona Road Project Open House Meetings

Quarterly open house meetings are scheduled for 2014 to promote public understanding of the Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction project. The meetings will be located at the City of Fitchburg Fire Station No. 2 (5415 King James Way, Fitchburg) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
No formal presentations are scheduled; stop by at your convenience.

Maps and exhibits of the Verona Road improvements will be on display. Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will be available at these meetings to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook page.

For more information contact:
Mark Vesperman, P.E.
Verona Road Design Project Manager
mark.vesperman@dot.wi.gov | (608) 246-7548

Steven Theisen
Verona Road Project Communications Manager
steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov | (608) 884-1230

WisDOT and the Verona Road Project Team
www.VeronaRoadProject.wi.gov
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject

Two Craft Fairs this Spring!

Mark your calendar for TWO great craft fairs in Madison Parks this spring!

SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/WPCRC/programs/HolidayFestCraftShow.cfm

Madison Parks Fresh Air Craft Fair
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10am-3pm
Olin Park, 1156 Olin-Turville Court
http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/CraftFair.cfm

If you are a crafter looking to sell your wares, both spring Arts and Craft Fairs will host regional artists selling jewelry, pottery, paper crafts, and much more. To learn more about each craft fair and to sign up to sell, please visit the individual website pages!

If you are someone who enjoys attending arts and craft shows, be sure you mark your calendars for these two events!

  • The 10th Annual SpringFest Arts and Craft Fair on April 5 will feature over 80 crafters, free parking, $1 admission, live music and concessions. This popular craft fair in the beautiful Warner Park Community Recreation Center is must-see this spring! If you
  • The Fresh Air Craft Fair on May 17 is held in one of the most picturesque parks in Madison: Olin Park. With activities such as hayrides as well as kids’ crafts, live music, and food, Madison Parks’ Fresh Air Craft Fair is the perfect way to enjoy the warm spring weather.

Madison Parks March 2014 Newsletter

Enjoy the latest issue of the Madison Parks Newsletter.

Learn more about upcoming programs such as the Earth Day Challenge, Trucks and Treasures, The First Tee and much more!

http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/about/documents/March2014.pdf

Verona Road Weekly Construction Update – March 10-14

Weekly construction updates are sent to your inbox and provided on the project website under the News tab. Updates include upcoming lane closures and traffic impacts related to the major Verona Road (US 18/151) reconstruction.

Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook page.

Construction update for March 10-14
All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Verona Road work

  • Nightly single lane closures on northbound and southbound Verona Road, from the Beltline south to the Raymond Road intersection.
    • 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. (March 10-14)
    • Work is ongoing to install temporary traffic signals at the Beltline/Verona Road interchange. The temporary traffic signals at the Beltline/Verona Road interchange are scheduled to be operational on Monday night (March 10).
    • In addition to removing existing traffic signals, crews will remove existing median islands along Verona Road, between the Beltline and the Atticus Way/Summit Road intersection.
  • Daytime single lane closures on northbound and southbound Verona Road, from the Beltline to the Raymond Road intersection.
    • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (March 11-13)
    • Crews will pour concrete pavement in the existing median islands that were removed.
  • Daytime work will continue to install temporary street lighting along Verona Road and the frontage roads.
    • Work on the frontage roads will require flagging traffic.
    • Work to occur approximately 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (March 10-14)

Seminole Highway and Sentinel Pass intersection

  • Traffic signals are installed and fully operational.

Seminole Highway/Yuma Drive/Nakoma Road intersection

  • Traffic signals are installed and fully operational.

Upcoming traffic impacts
The major traffic switch is rescheduled for the week of March 17. Starting that week, all traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road.

  • Two lanes to remain open to traffic in each direction on Verona Road, between the Beltline and Raymond Road.
  • Access to area businesses and neighborhoods to remain open for motorists with destinations in the work zone.
  • Backups and delays are expected in the area, especially during peak travel times.
  • Alternate routes are encouraged for commuters and through travelers to avoid those delays.

West Beltline Frontage Road (east of Verona Road)
The West Beltline Frontage Road to be closed to through traffic, between Britta Parkway and Whenona Drive (south of the Beltline). Week of March 17 to July 10, 2014

  • Access to area businesses to remain open.
  • Alternate routes are required.

Please be alert for crews working in the area and drive with caution through the work zones.

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
Verona Road Project Communications Manager
steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov | (608) 884-1230

WisDOT and the Verona Road Project Team
www.VeronaRoadProject.wi.gov
Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject

Mineral Point and Midvale Reconstruction

The City of Madison is proposing to reconstruct the intersection of Midvale Blvd. and Mineral Point Rd. in 2015. The City will host a public informational meeting regarding the project on:

March 13, 2014, at 7:00 PM at
Sequoya Library, Meeting Room B
4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison WI 53711

The meeting is being held in order to inform property owners and residents and receive public input regarding the construction project. A short presentation will be given by City Staff at 7:00 PM to explain the proposed project and traffic limitations and access during construction. The public is invited to attend and offer comments.

The proposed project will reconstruct the intersection to include east and west bound left turn lanes on Mineral Point Road. The northbound lanes of Midvale Boulevard north of the intersection will have minor regrading as well. The existing curb & gutter, pavement and drive aprons will be replaced with the project. Pedestrian crossings, traffic signals and lighting improvements will be added. Spot sidewalk, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and water main improvements will also be included with the project. Representatives from City Engineering, City Traffic Engineering will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the project.

To request special needs or other accommodations or should you have any questions regarding the proposed project, please contact Chris Petykowski, City Engineering at 267-8678 or email at cpetykowski@cityofmadison.com. Hearing impaired persons may contact the City’s TDD number at 1-866-704-2315 to make arrangements for assistance during the meeting. Sequoya Library is wheelchair accessible.

Please feel free to attend the meeting and share your thoughts and comments. Persons with concern for or knowledge about historic buildings and structures and archaeological sites within the project area are encouraged to attend this meeting or provide comments to the City.

PROJECT DETAILS
Project includes reconstructing the intersection and approaches to include east and west bound left turn lanes on Mineral Point Road. A new traffic signal will be installed. The hill on north bound Midvale Blvd. will be regraded as well.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the Project Website.