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Wisconsin’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state’s traffic volume

June 2, 2020

Interstate travel in Wisconsin bottomed out the week of March 25 at a 40% reduction for weekday traffic and a 60% reduction on weekends — knowledge that could help with future highway planning and construction.

Slowly but surely, driverless cars are on their way

April 25, 2018

The Autonom Shuttle, an 11-seat driverless vehicle made by the French company Navya, offered a glimpse of the future of transportation with free tours of campus this week.

Wisconsin corridor turns testbed for connected vehicle technology

January 9, 2018

A team of UW–Madison researchers and Madison traffic engineers are establishing a testbed for a connected vehicle corridor on Madison's Park Street, to explore the future of transportation technology.

Unique driverless vehicle on display Nov. 15-18 in Madison

November 14, 2017

At an event Nov. 17 and 18 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering campus, visitors will have the opportunity to check out an autonomous car.

Observatory Drive to be closed for 3-4 weeks starting Wednesday

May 23, 2017

As utility work trenching across Observatory Drive continues, a planned full closure of several blocks of it will start earlier and last longer than originally planned.

Campus area streets to be closed during UW–Madison move-in

August 22, 2016

Numerous campus area streets will be closed to accommodate the more than 7,500 University of Wisconsin–Madison students who will be moving into university residence halls. The big move-in days are Sunday, Aug, 28; Tuesday, Aug. 30; Wednesday, Aug. 31; and Thursday, Sept. 1.

West campus playfield construction to increase traffic

July 12, 2016

Work includes upgrading the fields to a permeable synthetic turf system for outdoor programs, including intramural sports, sports clubs and special events.

WIAA tournaments bringing extra traffic to UW–Madison

February 24, 2016

Coming up are individual wrestling at the Kohl Center Feb. 25-27, team wrestling at the Field House March 4-5, and boys basketball at the Kohl Center March 17-19.

Pedestrian bridge to be removed next week

August 7, 2015

Removal of the pedestrian bridge over University Avenue between the George L. Mosse Humanities Building and Vilas Hall is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 10, with work continuing throughout the week.