Stage 3 work of the road reconstruction project is nearly complete, and the County plans to switch traffic patterns to use the two south lanes on Thursday, August 3 (weather allowing), in anticipation of starting excavation in the last stage of construction work on Monday, August 7. It is expected that by Good Neighbor Festival weekend (beginning August 25), the lower layer of asphalt pavement will be in place on both sides of the road and possibly the upper layer of asphalt on the north side of the road. The County anticipates finishing the surface paving and painting the road the week after the Festival.
During this last stage of work, Madison Metro will need to keep closed the bus stops at the Mayflower and Park intersections.
Due to the narrow pavement width on the south side of the road and few gaps in University Ave. traffic, during Stage 4 work NO LEFT TURNS (except busses) will be allowed from University Ave. onto Park St.
For drivers needing to turn left off of University Ave., please use Bristol St. for westbound left turns, or Middleton St. for eastbound left turns.
Consistent with the Stage 3 work, the traffic signals at Park St. will run on a pre-timed pattern, without turn arrow phases, which may result in delay. If you routinely drive through that intersection, please allow a little extra time.
As shown on the traffic control plans, the intention is to skip over the Park St. intersection until this final stage of work is nearly complete, then close the north half of the intersection (with detour on Franklin Ave.) for a few days to allow the work to be safely and efficiently completed.