Buckeye Road construction delayed by weather, officials say

Buckeye Road construction delayed by weather, officials say

Construction work on Buckeye Road has been delayed due to weather, but it is not finished for the season, city officials said.

Hannah Mohelnitzky, public information officer for the city of Madison Engineering Division said in an email that some of the work will need to happen in May or June 2020. She also said crews will work on installing temporary traffic markings, traffic signing, retaining walls, topsoil, seed and mulch in the coming weeks.

The construction, which began in June, includes newly paved roads with bike lanes in both directions, new sidewalks and improved lighting, among other things, according to a news release. Officials said pedestrian-activated flashing yellow lights will also be added on Buckeye Road along Frank Allis Elementary between Jerome and Davies streets and at the intersection of Buckeye Road and Maher Avenue.

While some construction has been delayed, Buckeye Road is finished between Monona and Lakeview drives. Mohelnitzky said permanent asphalt will be put down in the spring of 2020 when the ground thaws. For now, 2 inches of temporary asphalt covers Buckeye from Morningside to Stoughton Road.

Officials said they don’t yet have a road opening date.

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