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WisDOT: Construction work put on hold through Memorial Day weekend

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MILWAUKEE — Construction work on most major highway projects throughout the state will be suspended during the three-day Memorial Day weekend to help travelers reach their destination safely and efficiently, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

Most construction in highway work zones will stop by noon on Friday, May 27th , and will not resume until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st. Peak travel times for the Memorial Day weekend are expected to be from noon until 8 p.m. on both Friday, May 27th, and Monday, May 30th.

Significant road construction projects that may affect highway travel during the Memorial Day weekend include the following:

  • Zoo Interchange project in Milwaukee County – lane closures on I-94 eastbound at Sunny Slope Road and on I-41/I-894 northbound at Lincoln Avenue. The system ramp from I-94 westbound to I-41/I-894 southbound and various other exit and entrance ramps remain closed.
  • Lakefront Gateway project in downtown Milwaukee – access to the lakefront at Lincoln Memorial Drive is closed. Posted detours show alternate access to lakefront destinations and locations to re-enter the freeway system.
  • In Elkhorn, the US 12/County NN Interchange has closures on its on/off ramps affecting travel to the Lake Geneva area. Adjacent collector/distributor roadways remain open providing access to I-43 ramps. Detour routes are posted.
  • I-39/90 in Dane and Rock counties – new exit ramp location from I-39/90 southbound to WIS 59 (Exit 163) near Edgerton and Newville. Ramps to/from I-39/90 northbound at US 51 interchange (Exit 156) are closed until late September 2016. Alternate routes are required.
  • Verona Road and the Madison Beltline in Dane County.
  • I-90 in La Crosse reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • US 51 in Marathon County – reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Decator Drive and County WW.
  • WIS 29 in Marathon County – single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 mph between Sunrise Drive and Business 51.
  • US 51 in Oneida County – passing lanes between Rocky Run Road and South Blue Lake Road are closed. US 51 remains open to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • Business 51 (Post Road) in Portage County – single lane closures and temporary traffic signals between Green Drive and Springville Drive.
  • I-41 in Brown County – there are narrowed travel lanes and shoulders in several locations and reduced speeds to 55 mph from Grant Street to Lineville Road. Also, the southbound I-41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue remains closed with a marked detour.
  • I-43 and I-43/I-41 interchange in Brown County – I-43 between Atkinson Drive and I-41 is reduced to a single lane in each direction with speed reduced to 55 mph. The southbound I-41 off-ramp to I-43 remains closed with a marked detour. Also, the northbound I-43 ramp to I-41 southbound remains closed.
  • In Manitowoc County, I-43 will be down to one lane between US 151 and WIS 42. Travelers can use I-41 as alternate route north or south.
  • US 10 eastbound between Winnebago County CB and I-41 northbound is reduced to a single lane.

For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists can access the state’s 511 travel information system by downloading the free 511 Wisconsin mobile app or following @511WI on Twitter. Users can also access the system by dialing 511 on a phone or visiting To eliminate distractions while behind the wheel, drivers should use mobile communication devices only when their vehicle is completely stopped and off the traveled portion of the roadway.

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