MADISON - Hunters and holiday travelers should encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
That's because, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, most major road construction projects have wrapped up for the year.
"There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place," said Don Greuel with the WisDOT in a release.
The WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, Nov. 16, as deer hunters flock to the woods and again on Wednesday, Nov. 21, when motorists travel to join friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday. The heaviest traffic day on major highways is expected to be Sunday, Nov. 25, when deer hunters and holiday travelers converge to make the return trip home.
Before venturing out, you can check road conditions online at Wisconsin 511 or by calling 511.
Area road crews are ready to get out and salt the roadways. However, they say, that can't be doing that Wednesday night.
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