Monroe street construction

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Shorty » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:15 am

Monroe Street construction starts with no detour plan in place
https://www.channel3000.com/news/monroe ... /713894669

"One of Madison's busiest thoroughfares is about to get even busier and more chaotic. Construction begins Monday on an eight-month repaving project on Monroe Street. Traffic headed downtown from Odana Road to Regent Street will be down to one lane until November. All outbound lanes will be completely closed during that time."

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 am

"Unfortunately for Monroe Street, there's not a great parallel route," Wolfe said. "We don't have a great way to guess where people are trying to get to. We're just letting people choose their own routes."

Wolfe said Madison is ready to put out a list of recommended detour routes if necessary, but they aren't doing so because there are so many different options they fear they could send drivers in the wrong direction.

The city is also working with Google Maps and Waze, so drivers using those mapping apps can search for the fastest alternative routes to get around Monroe Street construction.

From the above link.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby gargantua » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:34 pm

Gregory might have been a decent partial alternative, were it not for all the speed bumps. It may still be. I'll let other people find out first. I do want to support several of the businesses there, but it's going to be a real challenge.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:01 pm

We plan to go to the Laurel for corn beef and cabbage on St. Paddy's Day. Already figured out our route.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby jman111 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:19 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Already figured out our route.

Retirement must be wonderful. I hope I get a chance to find out for myself.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:41 pm

When they mark a detour route and it doesn't make sense, everyone finds their own workaround anyway. In a city, I wonder why they even bother.

Hang in there, Monroe Street businesses! It'll end eventually, and in the long run, the nice new street should make it easy for more people to come shop.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:46 pm

jman111 wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Already figured out our route.

Retirement must be wonderful. I hope I get a chance to find out for myself.

I've lived in the general neighborhood since the mid-70s. I know the streets.

But yes, retirement is wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Shorty » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:43 am

Monroe Street retailers rally together, kick-start promotions to combat construction
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/g ... 3BEF2C94B1

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:16 pm

Monroe Street construction uncovers century-old water main lines

That was not unexpected. No ancient gravesites yet.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby gargantua » Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:56 pm

I hope this hiatus isn't a casualty in disguise. Jac's Dining and Tap House posted on Facebook that they'd be closed today. No big deal, it's Father's Day, right? It went on to say they'd reopen in mid-July.
I don't like the sound of that.....

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:29 pm

I wonder how the new restaurants that opened since construction began are doing. The Tin Fox and the burger-burrito place. I've been to the Laurel for their fish fries a few times since the road was dug up.

Wait until the first Badger football game late summer. The traffic will be more of a nightmare than usual.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby Stu Levitan » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:29 pm

Gargantua, I read the note kinda quickly while I was on my walk, but I thought it said for a planned renovation. Now would sure be the perfect time for it.

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Re: Monroe street construction

Postby gargantua » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:40 pm

Stu Levitan wrote:Gargantua, I read the note kinda quickly while I was on my walk, but I thought it said for a planned renovation. Now would sure be the perfect time for it.

Thanks Stu. This would be great news. I like the place and would hate to see it go.


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