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Area roadwork projects underway

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Gazette Staff
June 1, 2009

Motorists should remain alert to work zones in Rock and Jefferson counties, and when appropriate, use alternate routes.


Motorists can get up-to-the-minute travel information by dialing 511 or going to a new Web site offered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation at www.511wi.gov. The Web site provides travelers with traffic and road information on Wisconsin's main highways, including the Interstate system.

Motorists can expect the following construction-related traffic impacts in the following locations in southwest Wisconsin:


Jefferson County

-- Highway 26 at the Jefferson Bypass, located at Highway 18 to Jahn Road. A new alignment on the north half of the Jefferson Bypass will create minor delays to cross streets and side roads from now until August 2010.


Call Teri Schopp at (608) 516-6467 or Jeff Kaarto at (608) 516-6445 or e-mail teri.schopp@dot.state.wi.us for more information.


Rock County

-- Highway 59 at Janesville Road and Fort Atkinson Road. The project involves relocating Highway 59 on the east side of the city of Milton to the south. Much of the project will be completed without affecting existing traffic. As the project progresses, work will begin on Highways 26 and 59, County M and Townline Road in order to complete the tie-ins for the proposed Highway 59. This will be done with lane closures. The intersection of County M and Townline Road will be closed for 30 days. During this time, County M traffic will be detoured using County KK and existing Highway 59. The project will occur from now until Friday, Nov. 13. Call Tara Weiss at (608) 516-1725 for more information.


-- Interstate 43 from I-39 to Highway 140. The existing roadway will be rubblized and overlaid with asphalt, concrete overlays on bridge decks and the installation of a virtual weigh station. The traffic will be single lane in both directions during the roadwork. The work will occur from now until Saturday, Nov. 14. Call Doug Sina at (608) 516-3864 for more information.



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