Portion of Washington Avenue in Madison closed this week

Starting today, Washington Avenue in Madison will be closed to both directions of traffic between Southeast 1st and Southeast 4th Streets.  Traffic will be routed to Egan Avenue as a detour.

Construction crews will be boring service lines under the railroad tracks on Washington Avenue. Due to the close proximity of the lines to the center of the roadway, the decision was made to close the road for the safety of the crews.

At this time, crews are expecting to re-open Washington Avenue on Thursday, weather permitting.