Portion of S. Brearly Street to close for 2 weeks amid BRT prep work

South Brearly Street Closure

MADISON, Wis. — A portion of South Brearly Street will be closed for the next two weeks as city engineering staff make changes to the existing curbs and pavement in the area.

City officials said crews will be working on the roadway at East Washington Avenue for roughly two weeks to alter existing curbs and pavement. Work in the area is scheduled to end on Nov. 30.

The two-week closure is part of the City of Madison’s preliminary work to prep the East Washington Avenue corridor for Bus Rapid Transit, which is expected to launch in 2024.

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has made BRT a focus of her administration, saying the changes to the city’s bus system will provide faster, more reliable service. The first BRT route expected to launch will run east-west along East Washington Avenue for a portion of the trip.

Several areas along East Washington Avenue are scheduled to undergo similar changes ahead of the full BRT launch. More information about preparation work for the project is available online.