Holiday travel delays expected along I-39/90/94 corridor, Dane and Rock counties
July 2, 2014
Motorists urged to avoid peak travel times or use alternate routes
The July 4th holiday weekend marks the summer’s busiest travel period and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region is cautioning motorists of likely delays along the I-39/90/94 corridor in Dane and Rock counties.
Heavy traffic headed north before the holiday and returning home Sunday (July 6) is expected to cause delays. Motorists are advised to avoid traveling at peak times between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., or use alternate routes.
In addition to heavy volumes, the construction zone on the I-39/90/94 bridges at the US 151 interchange near Madison is expected to slow traffic. Three lanes are open in each direction. No work will be occurring during the holiday 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 and Facebook. Easy links to various 511 Twitter sites, as well as to other WisDOT social media sites, are available on WisDOT’s Stay Connected webpage.
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