Rally to cause messy morning commute

Many roads downtown closed due to presidential visit

Published On: Nov 05 2012 06:31:54 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 05 2012 06:55:43 AM CST
Traffic file

Many streets downtown have been closed to accommodate President Barack Obama's election eve rally, which could mean a messy commute for workers downtown.

The 100 and 200 blocks of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, where the rally will be held, have been closed since yesterday. Roads in and around the Capitol Square have also been closed for the past 24 hours.

Madison police closed additional roads at 3 a.m. Monday, including the 100 and 200 blocks of S. Pinckney Street, the 200 block of S. Carroll Street,  W. Wilson Street between Carroll Street and Hamilton Street and inbound W. Wilson Street between Broom Street and Henry Street.

Police advise commuters to plan to take extra time if they have to head downtown. Roads are expected to return to normal soon after the rally ends, which is expected about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Here's a link to see a map of street closures expected Monday:

Map of Road Closures