Traffic conditions and emergency updates in Dane/Green Counties

UPDATE: 10 a.m.

  • US 14 between US 12 (Madison Beltline) and Pleasant View Road in Middleton reopened to traffic Friday morning.
  • All ramps in the US 12/14 interchange are open.
  • US 14 between Pleasant View Road and Black Earth remains closed. Through traffic is detoured via US 12 and WIS 78.

UPDATE: 8:23 a.m. 

As of Friday, August 24, the following streets are closed in downtown Madison: 

  • E Johnson St—N Baldwin St to Fordem Ave
  • E Main St—S Dickinson St to Yahara River
  • E Mifflin St—N Blount St to N Paterson St
  • N Livingston St—E Washington Ave to E Dayton St
  • S Livingston St—E Washington Ave to Williamson St
  • Marston Ave—E Johnson St to Sherman Ave
  • N Brearly St—E Washington Ave to E Mifflin St

These streets are expected to be closed for at least one to two weeks. The closures are due to flooding caused by rising lake levels backing up through the storm sewer. More streets are expected to flood as the lake levels rise over the next week. 

Traffic volume has been severely reduced. Extended travel delays are expected during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Drivers should avoid traveling on the isthmus during peak travel times. 

UPDATE: 7:05 p.m.

University Avenue (Hwy 14) is re-opened from the Beltline (Hwy 12) to Deming Way ONLY. County crews are continuing to work on the remainder of Hwy 14 & expect to have it open to Cross Plains sometime tomorrow, Friday 8/24.

UPDATE: 6:50 p.m.

US 14 is open to traffic between Spring Green and Mazomanie.

 WIS 78 between US 14 in Mazomanie and US 12 in Sauk City is open to traffic.

 WIS 78 between Black Earth and Mt. Horeb is open to traffic.

 US 14 remains closed and detoured to through traffic between Mazomanie and Middleton. Detour uses WIS 78 (Mazomanie) and US 12 (Sauk City). 

WIS 78 between Black Earth and Mazomanie is closed.

WisDOT is working with the Dane County Highway Department to restore traffic on the closed portion of US 14 between Mazomanie and Middleton as soon as possible. 

UPDATE 4:10 p.m.

Middleton: Deming Way between John Q Hammons and USH 14 is re-opened. Voss Parkway & Sweeney Drive are also re-opened.

County crews are repairing the eastbound U.S. Highway 14 (University Ave) washout near Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, intend to pave it tonight or tomorrow & expect that to be open before the weekend.

County crews are also in the process of fixing the sidewalk at the north side of the Century Ave bridge west of Branch Street & will have that outside westbound lane closed for the next several days.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.

Madison police and firefighters currently are evacuating residents of Prairie Park Senior Apartments on Madison's west side. 

The power has been turned off because of flooding in the basement. There currently is no air conditioning or elevators in the building.

UPDATE 3:09 p.m.

Middleton: For any water damaged items from the recent flooding like carpeting and mattresses, please coordinate with Pellitteri Waste Systems to arrange for a dumpster, or arrange for a special curbside collection of bulky items. They can be reached at (608) 257-HAUL (4285), or More information can be found at 

UPDATE 2:07 p.m.  Green County officials say HY 92 east bound and west bound lanes near the Green-Dane County border are now open.  Traffic was closed in the Belleville-Dayton area due to road damage and flooding over the past few days. 

UPDATE 12:26 p.m.

County roads around Brodhead in Green County are beginning to be affected by flooding from the Sugar River, according to Green County Highway Engineer Chris Narveson. 

It is expected most if not all the town roads west of Brodhead, where the Sugar River flows, will be topped by flood water this afternoon. 

Many roads between Brodhead and Albany are still topped by flood water. 

County HY X south of Belleville has water, and some fish, flowing over it. 

County HY C is expected to be re-opened by 4 p.m. today after being repaired due to the flooding, according to Narveson. 

State HY 11 and Green County HY F remain open. 

County HY T is expected to have flooding problems by late this afternoon, according to Narveson.

UPDATE 12:04 p.m.

Wisconsin Highway 92 at the Dane-Green county line near Belleville has reopened.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.

* Middleton: Century Avenue (County Hwy M) is temporarily shut down in both directions between County Hwy Q and Highland Way due to wires down across the road. MG&E crews are on the scene working on repairs. 

* Red Cross will wrap up operation of a shelter in Cross Plains by 5 p.m. today (Thursday).

However, our other two shelters remain open through at least Friday. Anyone in need can go to:*Mazomanie Elementary, 314 Anne St.*West H.S., 30 Ash St., Madison

Also from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, here are sites where impacted residents can pick up free cleanup kits (which include sponges, bleach, gloves, trash bags, a mop and more):

  • Mazomanie Elementary, 314 Anne St.
  • Kwik Trip, corner of Hwys 14 & P, Cross Plains
  • Our Madison office, 4860 Sheboygan Ave
  • Plus our trucks will drive around to distribute kits in person in Madison & Black Earth

* Wisconsin Highway 78 near Mazomanie has reopened as of Thursday morning.

UPDATE 10:45 a.m.

*Madison Metro: Affects Routes 2, 5, 10, 27 & 28

Due to flooding, buses are unable to serve E. Johnson St. between Baldwin and First.

Routes 2 and 28 buses detour via Baldwin and Sherman Ave. Routes 5, 10 and 27 detour via Baldwin, E. Washington and First.

Passengers can board at existing stops on the detoured route. Detours continue until water levels decrease and street is safe. 


UPDATE (WKOW) -- East Johnson Street is currently closed in both directions between North Baldwin Street and Fordem Avenue due to flooding at Tenney Park.

According to a news release from City Traffic Engineering, East Johnson St. will be closed until the water recedes, which could be anywhere from one to two weeks. Lake levels are expected to crest around Wednesday, August 29. That estimate could change depending on how many rain we receive in the coming days.

Drivers should avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Severe travel delays are expected during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

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