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2016 Ironman Comes to Madison; Traffic Could be Impacted

The City of Madison is once again hosting the prestigious Ironman Wisconsin competition — the triathlon takes place on Sunday, September 11th, starting with the swimming portion of the competition at 7:00 a.m. in Lake Monona.

Thousands are expected to pack downtown Madison as race participants and spectators — in addition to the large crowds, several campus and downtown streets will be closed or restricted on Sunday to accommodate the biking and running portion of the race. On campus and adjacent to campus, street closings/restrictions on Sunday include:

  • Spring St. (from Mills St. to Randall St.) – 11am to 1am
  • W. Dayton St. (from Wisconsin Ave. to State St.) – 11:30am to midnight
  • Randall St. (from Regent St. to Dayton St.) – noon to midnight
  • Monroe St. (from Regent St. to Randall St.) – noon to midnight
  • Breese Terrace eastbound (from Regent St. to University Ave.) – noon to midnight
  • Walnut Street – noon to midnight
  • Observatory Dr. (from Babcock Dr. to N. Park St.) – noon to midnight
  • N. Park St. (from Lakeshore Path to State St.) – noon to midnight
  • State St. (from Gilman St. to Lake St.) – noon to midnight

Please be sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time for travel in and around the campus and downtown area on Sunday. There will be delays.

For tips about being a spectator for Ironman Wisconsin, shuttle services, etc., view the Ironman Spectator Guide here.

Good luck to all participants — and thanks in advance for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe this weekend.

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