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University Hospital Construction Updates

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Major construction projects will affect routes and parking at UW Hospital and Clinics starting August 17, 2015. While this will be an inconvenience, we look forward to improving our patient care experience by expanding our parking ramp and ultimately improving access to UW Hospital and Clinics.

We are making every effort to reduce the impact of these construction projects. We apologize for delays, and your patience and understanding are appreciated. We are proud to offer compassionate, personalized patient-centered care for our patients and families.

Highland Avenue Construction

From August 17, 2015 through August 30, 2016, Highland Avenue will be under construction. Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction; however, lane closures may occur and cause delays. Please watch for posted signs and use caution.

Parking Ramp Expansion Project

From August 17, 2015 through November 2016, the UW Hospital and Clinics parking ramp (Lot 75) will be under construction to improve access and offer an even safer, more comfortable environment for our patients, visitors and staff. Upon completion the capacity will be 2,187 stalls (an increase of 767 spaces). The renovation will include new exits, wayfinding signage, stair towers and elevator. ADA parking spaces will also be brought up to code.

The renovation includes closing and removing parking lot 79. Staff with permits will be reassigned through regular parking process. There will also be a temporary loss of parking stalls in the ramp. Staff should not park in the patient/visitor part of the ramp.

As construction progresses during this 15-month project, the flow of traffic will change. Please use caution and watch for posted signs that direct you to any alternate entrances/exits to and from the parking ramp and changes to traffic flow. Valet, handicap accessible drop-off and pick-up will be available for patients and families who need assistance. We are recommending patients add at least 30 minutes to their travel time so they arrive on time for appointments. Please try to be as flexible as possible if patients are late.

Alternate Transportation

Please also consider using alternate transportation

For patients, visitors and staff who use Madison Metro Transit buses, stop #2916 will be removed during construction. The stop is on the west side of Highland Ave., near the UW Hospital parking ramp and just south of Observatory Drive. Stop #2916 serves the popular #2 bus route, as well as routes 10 and 11 and 44. Riders of these routes are encouraged to use stop #2349 at Highland Ave. and Marsh, near the Health Sciences Learning Center.

Your cooperation, patience and understanding are appreciated. Thank you to all UW Health faculty and staff who help ensure patients and families have a pleasant experience at UW Hospital and Clinics. As the project progresses, updates will be sent to patients via My Chart and posted on uwhealth.org.

This construction project is managed by UW Campus. UWHC Planning, Design and Construction has been involved in the project planning process and will continue to be involved throughout construction.


Contact Highland Avenue and Parking Ramp Expansion Project via David Johnston at (608) 261-7392 or DJohnston@uwhealth.org.