Soglin Stresses Support For Willy Street Businesses

Madison’s mayor wants to show local businesses on the city’s near East Side that he?s on their side when it comes to construction troubles.

Mayor Paul Soglin said he will dine or shop along Williamson Street at least once a week while major construction clutters the street this summer.

Construction has forced Williamson Street to be turned into a one-way street. Street parking has also been excised for the time being.

Construction won’t wrap up until this October.

Soglin also has a tip for those who want to join him in supporting Williamson Street businesses: He recommends searching the north side of East Wilson for parking.