DOT: Most road work on hold over July 4th holiday

Posted on: 6:26 am, June 26, 2012, by , updated on: 09:50pm, June 26, 2012

MADISON (AP) — Most major roadwork will be on hold across Wisconsin over the July 4th holiday, but the state Department of Transportation is warning motorists to use caution during peak driving hours.

The DOT says most construction work will stop around noon on Tuesday, July 3rd and won’t resume until Sunday, July 8th. Some work may stop even sooner on Friday.

The department says travel is expected to be at its peak between noon and 8 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, July 4th and July 8th. Last year, five people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin during the July 4th holiday period.

Significant road construction projects are ongoing across the state, including Interstate 94 in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Eau Claire and St. Croix counties, and U.S. 41 in Winnebago and Brown counties.

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