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Drive Safe This Memorial Day, Here's Where The Problem Areas Are

While the DOT is suspending work for the Memorial Day weekend, there are a number of construction areas that could muck up your travel plans if you don't slow down.

As many travelers head out of town for the three-day Memorial Day weekend, there’s still plenty of construction that might add frustration to your travel plans.

So slow down and drive safely.

If you don’t, there might be a hefty fine or a car crash in your future. More than 400 law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin will be out in force during the holiday weekend to crackdown on unbuckled drivers and passengers as part of the "Click It or Ticket" mobilization, which runs until June 2, according to the DOT. 

Highway construction in most work zones will be suspended at noon today and won’t resume until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

"While most lanes through work zones will be open to handle the heavy holiday traffic, drivers may still encounter narrow lanes, lane shifts and rough pavement," said Don Greuel, chief of WisDOT Project Services. "They will need to stay alert, slow down, and not tailgate.

"Rear-end collisions caused primarily by distracted driving, speeding and following other vehicles too closely are the most frequent type of crash when approaching and driving through work zones. Peak travel times for the Memorial Day weekend are expected to be from noon until 8 p.m. on both Friday, May 24, and Monday, May 27."

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

  • Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee County
  • I-94 North-South, Milwaukee County to Illinois state line
  • I-43 in Milwaukee County
  • Bayview Bridge in Door County
  • I-43 Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay (Only one lane open southbound over the Memorial Day holiday. Both lanes northbound will be open.
  • US 41 in Brown County
  • I-94 in Eau Claire and Trempealeau counties
  • I-94 in St. Croix County
  • US 12/18 Madison Beltline
  • I-39/US 51 Marathon and Portage counties
  • WIS 29 in Marathon County
  • US 51 in Oneida County
  • WIS 73 in Wood County
Curt May 26, 2013 at 03:17 AM
Click it or ticket is nothing more than a revenue thing. If cops really have nothing better to do they should be fired!
C. Sanders May 26, 2013 at 03:45 AM
*Click it or ticket It's catchy, but how about: If there is a "WILL", there are 500 relatives. Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms! When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. Join The Army, Visit exotic places, meet strange people, then kill them. I poured Spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone. Death is hereditary. When you're right, no one remembers. When you're wrong, no one forgets. Cheer up, the worst is yet to come. If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. I stopped fighting my inner demons, were on the same side now. I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong He who laughs last, didn't get it.
Steve ® May 26, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Makes her feel special.
Cricket May 26, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Thanks for posting the problem areas. With so many people traveling it's good to know where they are. Anything that helps people not drive live goofs is good. Now, if we could just get people to put their cell phones away while they drive.

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