Section of Observatory Drive closed Nov. 11-22

A section of Observatory Drive will be closed, with east-west traffic detouring to Linden Drive by using Easterday Lane or Elm Drive.

This will include Madison Metro Transit bus routes, including campus bus routes (80, 84). Buses will not serve stops on Observatory Drive from Babcock Drive to Easterday Lane. The bus stops on Observatory Drive near the Natatorium (eastbound – #2267; westbound – #2442), the near east fields (eastbound – #2195; westbound – #2978), and at Observatory Drive & Babcock Drive (eastbound –#2195) ; westbound – #2996) will be closed for this work period.

Buses will pick up about one block south of their usual stops–temporary bus stops will be available on Linden Drive near the Veterinary Medicine building, the Livestock Laboratory, and Babcock Hall. More information available on the Metro Transit detour page.

Lot access

  • Access to Lot 62 and moped Lot 672 will be available from Easterday Lane.
  • Vehicles can access Lot 4, 123, 124, and 125 by using Easterday Lane (eastbound traffic) or Elm Drive (westbound traffic) to reach Linden Drive and the respective lot entry/exit lanes.
  • Lot 57 and 58 traffic can only reach the lots by heading westbound on Observatory Drive–eastbound traffic has to detour to Easterday Lane, Linden Drive, Elm Drive, then Observatory Drive to reach Willow Drive.

For an enlarged view of the map, open the Linden Drive Project – Observatory closure map (PDF).

Reminder: The Willow Creek pedestrian-bicycle bridge is closed until further notice due to structural integrity concerns.

This and other road closure and detour information is available on the UW Transportation Services website here.