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.

West District Blotter: Verona Road Construction

The next phase of the Beltline/Verona Road construction project will begin this coming Monday (February 24). This phase will entail reconstruction of Verona Road from the Beltline to Raymond Road. This will involve some lane closures and other changes to normal traffic flow. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained, but those who are able should consider the use of alternate routes to avoid delays and congestion.

If you drive through this area, particularly during rush hours, please plan on taking extra time to get to your destination. If you choose to use an alternate route, please drive carefully and be mindful that some routes are not intended for heavy traffic or highway speeds.

Wisconsin DOT has a website dedicated to the project with more details:

http://projects.511wi.gov/web/veronaroad-18-151/

Construction Updates: Beltline/Verona Road

STATUS UPDATE
Stage I construction on Verona Road (US 18/151), from the Beltline to Raymond Road, is scheduled to start on Monday, February 24. Initial construction work will install temporary traffic signals at the Beltline and Verona Road interchange.

Starting the week of March 10, all traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road. Two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction. Access to area businesses and neighborhoods will remain open during construction. The public should continue to patronize area businesses in the work zone.

Know before you go
During construction, visit the project website and project Facebook page to learn about the latest traffic impacts. Commuters and through travelers are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes to avoid expected delays.

NOTE – Weekly construction updates will start Friday, February 21. Encourage family, friends and co-workers who travel the area to sign up for email updates.

Business resources
Businesses impacted by construction are encouraged to read techniques/tools outlined in WisDOT’s “In This Together” program packet for the Verona Road Project.

If your business is located within the work zone, help your business not only survive, but thrive, during construction. Promote your business by uploading your business information to our website.
Submit your business information. (Please allow 1-3 business days for information to be added.)
Visit the project website (under Business resources) to view businesses located in the construction area.
Please be alert for crews working in the area and drive with caution through the work zones.

PROJECT DETAILS

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is overseeing a multi-year reconstruction project that will improve Verona Road (US 18/151), a heavily-used highway in Fitchburg and Madison.
The project is divided into two stages:
Stage 1

  • Beltline (US 12/18), from Whitney Way to Seminole Highway
  • Verona Road, from Raymond Road to Nakoma Road

Stage 2

  • Verona Road, from County PD (McKee Road) to Raymond Road

Some construction is scheduled to start in July 2013 and continue in 2014. More information can be found under “Construction projects” to the left. Additional work to reconstruct Verona Road and the Beltline is scheduled for fall 2014 through 2019.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the Project Website.

Madison Parks Winter Clothing Drive

Madison Parks Winter Clothing Drive 2014
February 14 – 23, 2014

Take HEART this Valentine’s Day and help those in need!! Madison Parks is teaming up with the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) to provide warm winter clothing for those in need this winter. We want your used winter coats, jackets, snow-pants, boots and gloves! Drop them off at any one of our Parks facilities:

  • John Wall Family Pavilion at Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave.
  • Vilas Park, 1602 Vilas Park Drive
  • Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd
  • Odana Hills Golf Course 4635 Odana Rd.
  • Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr.

The CAC was created in 1966 to bring our community together to help defeat poverty in the area. The coalition engages with a number of associations to improve their understanding of those that need help in our communities. By bringing awareness to the issue, the coalition works to better the lives of those in need. This is the fourth winter Madison Parks has teamed up with CAC. Thanks to the generous donations of our park patrons, we have been able to help keep hundreds of people warm as they enjoy the winter recreational activities.

If your children are outgrowing their winter clothes this season, donate by February 23rd and the clothes can be distributed throughout the remainder of this winter, and into next winter as well! It’s never too early to start preparing for the next cold season.

Help us make sure that everyone has warm winter clothing to be able to get outside and enjoy the winter fun!