Atwood-Fair Oaks Intersection to Open Soon

Paving is complete as City expects to open the intersection the week of July 23

With paving finished, the Atwood-Fair Oaks intersection is expected to open the week of July 23, 2012.

In just over a month, construction crews are nearly finished with the complete reconstruction of the intersection of Atwood and Fair Oaks Avenues. In an update posted on the City of Madison website, the intersection was being paved and signs and markings would be installed soon in preparation for an opening the week of July 23.

Indeed by Thursday (July 19) contractors were observed paving the intersection and by Saturday morning the intersection appeared completed, save for lighted traffic signals, signs and pavement markings. So far the project is at least a week ahead of schedule. 

The project, which began June 18, caused considerable disruption since the intersection is part of a heavily used artery through the city. Atwood residents in the immediate area reported increased traffic, some speeders, and occasional damage such as a tree being knocked over by a truck when it misjudged a turn while taking an improvised detour through the neighborhood.

Contractors have moved fast despite the heat as they had begun to pour curbs and sidewalks as shown in this photo dated July 13, 2012. With the new anticipated opening the project is approximately a week ahead of schedule.


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