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Another summer, another Madison road construction nightmare

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Last year, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz told us the city scheduled many downtown road construction projects at once to get it all over with.

Remember University Ave. last year? For months, traffic was reduced to one lane and the signs warned of "severe" delays getting downtown from the west side.

Did we "get it over with" last year?

Well, that apparently didn't include another round of major downtown road projects this year, too.  And for the next three years.

Mayor Cieslewicz told WKOW today that the on-going road projects are designed to improve Madison's streets.  He says before the construction, 26% of roads were found to be sub-par.  They've already reduced that number to 19%, according to Cieslewicz.

The city prepared a map telling residents about the serious construction and road access closures drivers can expect.


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