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How To Get Here and Visitor Information


The Division of Personnel Management (DPM) is located on the 4th floor within the Administration Building at 101 East Wilson Street, three blocks east of the State Capitol, at the corner of S. Pinckney and E. Wilson Streets.

GETTING HERE:

Department of Administration

There are a number of transportation options:

Walking/Biking: DPM is within walking/biking distance of most downtown state office buildings.

Bus: DPM is accessible by several city bus lines, with nearby stops. Call Madison Metro at (608) 266-4466 for route schedule information or check their web page. Also, we are ten (10) blocks from the Badger Bus Depot located at W. Washington Ave. and S. Bedford St.

IF YOU DRIVE: If you must drive (or choose to drive), you are responsible for parking arrangements and costs. When possible, please car-pool with co-workers who are attending the same event or meeting. Parking is at a premium in downtown Madison, primarily due to geography: Downtown Madison is on a narrow isthmus between two beautiful lakes, making real estate scarce. You are on your own for parking, but you do have options (see below). It’s best to arrive a little early to increase chances of finding available parking. If you’re not familiar with our location, there are a lot of one-way streets downtown, so be sure to allow extra time to navigate, find parking, and get where you’re going.

PARKING: We can't provide free parking to visitors. If you're visiting us for just an hour or two, there is street parking, but we can't guarantee availability. Be sure to check the meter for costs and any signs for time limits. The City of Madison actively enforces its parking laws and regulations. If visiting us for much longer than an hour or two, see the longer-term parking ramp options below.

GOVERNMENT EAST PARKING RAMP: This city-operated parking ramp is across the street from our building. Fees http://www.cityofmadison.com/parkingutility/garageslots/facilities/govtEast.cfm. The ramp may be entered from either E. Wilson St. or S. Pinckney St.Payment options include credit card or cash (the ramp is cashiered and there are payment stations for credit cards).

MONONA TERRACE PARKING RAMP:The convention center parking lotentrance is further down E. Wilson St., near the intersection with S. Carroll St. about two blockswest of our building. This ramp has limited availability depending on conventions and other eventsat Monona Terrace. It is also cashiered. Fees http://www.mononaterraceparking.com/.

 

NOTE: Parking prices and policies are subject to change by the appropriate authority. We do not own any of the parking ramps, therefore we cannot control parking fees or policies.

Parking for Disabled: Disabled parking is available in designated areas in the City of Madison ramps. This is NOT free parking. Direct any questions about city ramps to the City of Madison or speak with the attendant. On-street parking, if available, is free if you have proper license plates or official windshield sign.

To make sure you can find your car:Make note of which ramp you parked your car in, and the specific location (including Level) so you can find your way back to your car.

 

DIRECTIONS TO MADISON:

From the NORTHWEST/NORTH via Interstate 90/94/39 (La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau, Stevens Point):
Take I-90/94/39 to the Hwy. 151 South exit. Take Hwy. 151 (E. Washington Ave.) all the way toward downtown. Five blocks before reaching the Capitol Square, turn left onto Blair Street. Continue on Blair for 3 blocks, then turn right on EastWilson Street. Stay on E. Wilson and get into the left lane which continues(the right lane branches off and becomes another street). Continue on E. Wilson to Pinckney (turn right for Government East parking ramp; our building is on left), or two blocks onward just past Wilson/Carroll intersection (turn left for Monona Terrace ramp).

From the NORTHEAST via US Hwy.151 (Green Bay, Fox River Valley):
Follow Hwy 151 toward the State Capitol. Take Hwy. 151 (E. Washington Ave.) all the way toward downtown. Five blocks before reaching the Capitol Square, turn left onto Blair Street. Continue on Blair for 3 blocks, then turn right on EastWilson Street. Stay on E. Wilson and get into the left lane which continues(the right lane branches off and becomes another street). Continue on E. Wilson to Pinckney (turn right for Government East parking ramp; our building is on left), or two blocks onward just past Wilson/Carroll intersection (turn left for Monona Terrace ramp).

From the EAST via Interstate 94 (Milwaukee & area):
Take I-94 west to Madison. As you approach the city, follow Hwy. 30 into Madison. Take the Hwy. 151/E. Washington Ave.("State Capitol") exit off of Hwy. 30, and you will then be on E. Washington Ave. Five blocks before reaching the Capitol Square, turn left onto Blair Street. Continue on Blair for 3 blocks, then turn right on EastWilson Street. Stay on E. Wilson and get into the left lane which continues(the right lane branches off and becomes another street). Continue on E. Wilson to Pinckney (turn right for Government East parking ramp; our building is on left), or two blocks onward just past Wilson/Carroll intersection (turn left for Monona Terrace ramp).

From the SOUTHEAST via Interstate 90/39 (Beloit, Janesville):
Take I-90/39 to the Hwy 12 & 18 West (Beltline) exit to Madison. Continue on Beltline approximately 5 miles. Exit at John Nolen Drive, and continue 3 miles. Turn left onto E. Wilson St. (careful to stay on correct side of median as you turn onto Wilson). Continue on E. Wilson and get into the left lane which continues as E. Wilson St. (the right lane branches off and becomes another street). Continue to Pinckney (turn right for Government East parking ramp; our building is on left), or two blocks onward just past Wilson/Carroll Intersection (turn left for Monona Terrace ramp).

From the SOUTHWEST via US Hwys. 18 & 151 (Platteville, Dodgeville):
Take Hwys. 18/151 north. As you approach Madison, take the Hwy 12 & 18 (Beltline) East exit. Continue on Beltline approximately 6 miles. Exit at Rimrock Road, and continue about a half-mile to the stoplights. Turn left on John Nolen Drive and continue 3 miles. Turn left onto E. Wilson St. (careful to stay on correct side of median as you turn onto Wilson). Continue on E. Wilson and get into the left lane which continues as E. Wilson St. (the right lane branches off and becomes another street). Continue to Pinckney (turn right for Government East parking ramp; our building is on left), or two blocks onward just past Wilson/Carroll Intersection (turn left for Monona Terrace ramp).

MAP: Click for the parking Map of Downtown Madison (this takes you to the City of Madison web site).

HOTELS:

Capitol/Downtown Area:

- Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., 608-257-8811 (4 blocks away)
- Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., 608-257-6000 (6 blocks away)
- Edgewater, 666 Wisconsin Ave., 608-256-9071 (11 blocks away)
- Hilton Hotel at Monona Terrace, 9 E. Wilson St., 608-255-5100 (less than 1 block from our building)
- Mansion Hill Inn, 424 N. Pinckney St., 608-255-3999 (8 blocks away)

Campus (UW) Area:

- DoubleTree, 525 W. Johnson St., 608-251-5511
- Lowell Center/Wisconsin Guest House, 610 Langdon St., 608-256-2621
- InnTowner (Best Western), 2424 University Ave., 608-233-8778
- Campus Inn, 601 Langdon St., 608-257-4391
- University Inn, 441 N. Frances St., 608-257-4881

Coliseum Area

(off Beltline, 2 miles from Capitol)
- Sheraton Inn, 706 John Nolen Dr., 608-251-2300
- Holiday Inn Express, 722 John Nolen Dr., 608-255-7400
- Clarion Suites, 2110 Rimrock Rd., 608-284-1234

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? After reading the information above, if you still have any questions about transportation or parking, please contact us. The Division contact information page includes how to reach various division/office staff within DPM.