Monroe Street, the street that offers access to campus, is undergoing construction in 2018. There is only one lane open from Odana Road to the west (from the direction of the Beltline) all the way to Regent Street (toward Camp Randall Stadium).
From the Beltline: follow signs/gps directions to Edgewood College, and allow extra time since all traffic will be moving in a single lane.
From downtown/UW Campus area: access campus using Jefferson Street. Follow the signs on campus at the gated entrance to the College.
(Mar. 8, 2018) - Monroe Street will be reduced to one lane inbound towards downtown Madison beginning Monday March 12th.
Accessing the campus will be impacted. We expect increased internal traffic by the College, High School, and Campus School. Following is important information:
Edgewood Avenue Gate (at the Marshall Lot) Will be Open 24 Hours
Internal Traffic Patterns
Park and Pleasure Drive
Important Safety Information
(Feb. 26, 2018) - Lane Closures, Reconstruction Set to Begin Monday, March 12
The City of Madison has now posted signs along Monroe Street, indicating lane closures will be in effect beginning Monday, March 12; a single lane will be available for traffic moving one way only (toward downtown) beginning Monday March 12. The City of Madison provided a presentation on Feb. 21 to address questions regarding this project. That presentation is available online.
(Feb. 7, 2018) - Student Senate to Host Meeting for Students, Faculty and Staff
The Student Senate at Edgewood College will host an event to inform students, faculty, and staff about the Monroe Street Reconstruction project. There will be a presentation on the construction plan, and on the timing of what will be happening. Information on bus routes, the opening of Park and Pleasure Drive, and College Shuttle routes will be available. There will be opportunity to ask questions on issues related to the construction project. The event is 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2018, in Anderson Auditorium. Snacks will be provided.
(Feb. 6, 2018) - Work to Begin ‘Around March 12, 2018’
Work on the Monroe Street Reconstruction project will begin in earnest ‘around March 12,’ according to a letter from the City of Madison dated January 30, 2018. That work is expected to be completed ‘around November 16, 2018.’
“During construction, Monroe St. will be reduced to a single lane of traffic moving inbound (from Odana/Nakoma toward Regent St.),” the letter states. “Periodic closures of most intersections will also take place, and on-street parking will be removed.”
According to the letter, outbound buses (away from downtown) will be detoured off of Monroe St., but inbound buses (toward downtown) will remain, with temporary stops at Glenway, Arbor, Commonwealth, Leonard (Edgewood campus), and Grant streets. The sidewalk on one side of the street will remain open at all times, and temporary crosswalks will be installed where necessary.
The City of Madison will host an informational meeting about the project at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, in room 108 of the Sonderegger Science Center on the campus of Edgewood College. This is a public meeting.
(Jan. 24, 2018) - This information comes directly from the City of Madison. Beginning Monday, January 29, 2018 to Mid-March 2018:
Updates will be posted here as soon as they become available.
(January 16, 2018) - Please be aware in a short period of time, the Monroe Street Reconstruction project will begin. This project will significantly impact commute times and access to our Monroe Street Campus, possibly through November of 2018.
At the direction of President Flanagan, Edgewood College’s Monroe Street Reconstruction Task Force was created to keep apprised of developing construction schedules and find ways to mitigate the impact to campus. Colleagues from the Edgewood College community have been meeting regularly since September 2017 to prepare. This communication contains the important information we know at this time. As plans are finalized, we will bring you up to speed.
Exactly when construction will begin has not yet been finalized by the City of Madison. Here is what we know as of today:
The City of Madison has approved temporary use of Park and Pleasure Drive exclusively for Campus School pick up and drop off. Gates will be regulated by the Campus School being opened briefly in the morning and again in the afternoon. Traffic will be directed from Woodrow Street back to Edgewood Avenue through Park and Pleasure Drive.
Alternative and expanded traffic patterns on internal campus roads are being evaluated. Future communications will address internal traffic.
We will do our best to communicate updates as additional information becomes available.
Thank you to the following community members serving on the Monroe Street Reconstruction Task Force:
Al Brisack, Director of Athletics
Erin Bykowski, Assistant Director of Transportation and Security
Kristine Fruehling, Transportation Services Coordinator
Heather Harbach, Interim Dean of Students
Ana Jimenez-Diaz, President, Student Senate
Derek Johnson, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Rachael Lancor, Associate Professor
Scott Lanphear, Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Manager
Mike Metcalf, Director of Security and Transportation
Nichole Rosa-Robinson, Events and Conference Services Manager
Ed Taylor, Director of Strategic Communications
Susan VanderSanden, Director of Facilities Operations
We anticipate frequent updates, and frequent changes to previously posted information here.