Weekend delays expected along I-39/90/94 corridor, Dane and Rock counties
June 26, 2014
Motorists urged to avoid peak travel times or use alternate routes
With the summer season in full swing, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southwest Region is cautioning weekend travelers to avoid peak travel times along the I-39/90/94 corridor in Dane and Rock counties.
Heavy volumes of traffic headed north on Friday afternoon and returning south on Sunday afternoon will create delays. Motorists are advised to avoid traveling at peak times or use alternate routes.
In addition to heavy traffic, the construction zone on the I-39/90/94 bridges at the US 151 interchange near Madison is expected to cause delays. Three lanes of through traffic are open in each direction. No work will be occurring during peak travel times but the northbound lanes are split to accommodate construction and speeds are reduced to 55 mph.
For up-to-the-minute information on work zones and incidents that may affect highway travel, motorists can use the state’s 511 travel information system by dialing 511 on a phone or visiting Wisconsin 511 online. Statewide travel information is also now available via Twitter-Wisconsin 511. Easy links to various 511 Twitter sites, as well as to other WisDOT social media sites (Facebook), are available on WisDOT’s Stay Connected web page. 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.
For more information, contact:
Mike Bie, WisDOT SW Region communications manager
(608) 246-7928, firstname.lastname@example.org