Traffic officials said a construction project to improve a bike path area downtown is expected to delay traffic significantly through August.
The reconstruction project affecting motorists on John Nolen Drive, North Shore Drive and Broom Street is meant to improve the pedestrian and bike crossing at the John Nolen and North Shore intersection.
It's also meant to increase the safety for northbound left-turn drivers from John Nolen Drive to westbound North Shore Drive.
The project includes reconstructing two traffic islands and installing a new median and new storm sewer in the area, according to the Madison Traffic Engineering department.
City traffic engineer David Dryer said in a news release Tuesday that the following lanes will be closed for the path reconstruction:
Southbound John Nolen at North Shore: