Construction affects traffic and pedestrian routes

Construction related to the Bascom-Lathrop utility project will impact traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian routes on and around Charter Street and Lathrop Drive. A section of Lathrop Drive south of Birge Hall is now closed, and both lanes of Charter Street north of the Charter and University intersection will close Thursday, Dec. 23. Some pedestrian, traffic, and Madison Metro Transit routes will detour. Ongoing construction along University Avenue has closed the two northern traffic lanes, northern bike lane, and sidewalk of University Avenue between N. Mills Street and N. Charter Street. Details can be found at

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