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Update: Due to wet conditions, John Nolen ramp to eastbound Beltline scheduled to close Thursday night until June 28

May 28, 2014

Turn restrictions will also be put in place Thursday at Rimrock interchange

The John Nolen Drive ramp to the eastbound Beltline will now be closed starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday (May 29) until June 28. Originally, the closure was set for Wednesday, May 28, but wet conditions delayed work. Traffic will be detoured to the Rimrock Road interchange for access to the eastbound Beltline.

Turn restrictions will also be in place at the Rimrock interchange to accommodate the detoured John Nolen traffic. Off-ramps will be restricted to right-turn only onto Rimrock. The northbound Rimrock left-turn to westbound Beltline will be closed.

Beltline traffic patterns near the John Nolen interchange will also be changing with the introduction of a lane split for both eastbound and westbound traffic. The lane split will be similar to the 2013 Beltline work zone between South Towne Drive and Monona Drive. Eastbound traffic will encounter one lane split to the left of the work zone and two lanes split to the right. Westbound traffic will encounter two lanes split left of the work zone and one lane to the right. Three lanes will be open in each direction from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Traffic delays and congestion are expected to be significant. Motorists are urged to use alternate interchanges and routes. The start date is weather-dependent.

More information, including a map of ramp and lane closures, can be found under Madison Beltline Pavement Repairs in the Plans & Projects section at the WisDOT home page or at the project website.

For more information, contact:
David Layton, P.E., WisDOT project manager
(608) 246-3821,



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