Madison mayor updates weekend street precautions

MADISON (WKOW)  -- Madison's mayor wants residents to continue to use caution when navigating streets and bike paths along the east isthmus and to keep sandbags in place that are protecting property. 

At a Friday news conference, Mayor Paul Soglin said after a few weeks, the city will provide curbside pick up to get rid of sandbags.

Also, boat launches are also closed until further notice at Olbrich Park, Law Park, and Olin Park.

Other updates:

Street/Bike Paths

·         Olin Turville Court: City Engineering is making repairs to a sanitary sewer located in Olin Turville Park on Olin-Turville Court. Complete details and a detour map are posted on the city’s website.  

·         East Johnson Street remains closed between N. Baldwin Street and Fordem Avenue. The City continues to monitor conditions daily. There is no estimate yet as to when E. Johnson St. will re-open.

·         Monona Terrace Bike Path: Although the bike path is open, water is still present on the path. Heed the warning signs along the path, travel slowly, and proceed with caution.

·         John Nolen Drive: There is an existing lane closure on inbound John Nolen Drive due to ongoing bridge repairs on the bike path.  The bike path along John Nolen Drive/Lake Monona will remain open during these emergency shoreline repairs, but cyclists should follow the direction of City personnel who will be regulating bike traffic.

Click here for more bike path updates.

Parking Updates

·         Williamson Street: Parking restrictions on Williamson Street have been extended through next Friday, September 14. All lanes on Williamson Street will be used for traffic to help ease congestion.

·         East Washington Avenue: Parking is allowed on East Washington Avenue, except where barricades are in place due to flooding.

·         Street Maintenance Parking Restrictions: Weekly street maintenance parking restrictions between Blair St. and the Yahara River will resume  Monday, Sept. 10.

·         Parking Garages: Free overnight parking in all city-owned parking garages continues through Friday, Sept. 14. Late night pay resumes the evening of Saturday, Sept. 15.

Refuse & Large Item Pickup

Place flood damaged items to the curb. Items will be collected on your scheduled refuse day.

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