MADISON - Work on most major road construction projects in Wisconsin will shut down on July 4, but narrow and shifted lanes in construction zones will impact drivers, the DOT says.
Road work is scheduled to wrap up by noon July 3 and resume in many places on July 5. On some projects, however, construction will be shut down until July 8.
Because Independence Day falls on a Thursday, the DOT expects travel to be spread out across several days. Peak travel times are expected to be between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday of the holiday week.
Significant projects that could impact travel include:
- I-894/US 45 Greenfield Avenue/Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee County
- I-94 N-S, Milwaukee County to Illinois state line
- I-43 in Milwaukee County
- Bayview Bridge in Door County
- I-43 Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay
- US 41 in Brown County
- I-94 in Eau Claire and Trempealeau counties
- I-94 in St. Croix County
- US 12/18 Madison Beltline
- I-39/US 51 Marathon County (open to two lanes with speed reductions)
- WIS 29 in Marathon County
- WIS 13/73 Wood County
- WIS 73/80 in Wood County
Drivers can get up-to-the-minute information on work zones and crashes by using the state's 511 information system. To access the system, call 511, visit 511wi.gov or follow the Twitter feed at @511WI . The DOT reminds drivers they should not use mobile devices unless their vehicle is completely stopped and off the traveled portion of the roadway.
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