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Wrong-way driving detection equipment coming to 11 new locations in the Milwaukee area

MILWAUKEE -- Additional wrong-way driving detection devices will be added in the Milwaukee area, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Wednesday, December 21st.

According to the DOT, the new equipment will increase the number of locations where wrong-way driving incidents are detected by monitoring equipment.

Wrong-way drivingThe additional locations are a result of a partnership between the DOT and the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

It's an effort to reduce and detect wrong-way drivers.

According to the DOT, the Statewide Traffic Operations Center provides 24-hour staffing to support the monitoring equipment and provide timely information to law enforcement and the public concerning wrong-way drivers.

The new locations will be coming online before the end of the 2016 and will be fully integrated into the system early in 2017.

The new locations for the equipment are:

  • I-41 894 US 45 NB at Beloit Rd
  • I-41 894 US 45 NB at National Ave
  • I-41 US 45 SB at STH 190 Capitol Drive
  • I-43 NB at Green Bay Rd and Capitol
  • I-43 NB at Silver Spring Port Washington Road
  • I-94 NB at Howard Ave
  • I-94 NB at Walker Ramps
  • I-94 SB at Mineral Ramps East - (6th St)
  • I-94 SB at Mineral Ramps West - (9th St)
  • WIS 145 FDL Ave at 107th St
  • WIS 145 FDL Ave at 91st St

2 comments

  • walloffthenorthside

    How about we just install tire spikes like some parking lots have? Stop them before they get onto the freeway instead of alerting DOT, who in turn has to alert the police. Probably cheaper too.

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