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Parts of John Nolen Drive shut down for Shake the Lake

MADISON (WKOW) — Shake the Lake, Madison’s biggest firework show, is back on Saturday.

Thousands will head to Monona Terrace for music and fireworks. There will also be new attractions at Law Park including a Curiosity Camp and a petting zoo.

However, one of the cities biggest events comes along with a major traffic alert.

John Nolen Drive between South Broom and South Blair Streets will be closed on Saturday starting at 6 a.m. It won’t re-open until 6 a.m. Sunday.

Additionally, starting at 9:45 p.m., John Nolen Drive will also be closed between Olin Avenue and South Broom Street. It will open again around 11:15 p.m. 

Drivers will still be able to access John Nolen from South Broom Street. East Wilson and Williamson Streets will also be open.

Event-goers are asked to park in the parking garages downtown Madison. You can see real-time availability of the parking garages on the city’s website.

To those planning to experience Shake the Lake by boat, the Dane County Sheriff’s office is reminding people to be patient out on the lake.

There will be a slow-no-wake order in effect all day Saturday. There will also be plenty of traffic boat landings.

Jessica Porter

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