(Dodge County) If the current pandemic has not affected Memorial Day weekend travel plans, state officials are asking those hitting the roadways to drive safely. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson says safety is their top priority this weekend. He says the state patrol and other police agencies will be enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists who need help. Vehicles that have not been driven recently should be inspected which includes checking tire pressure and fluid levels. Other suggestions for safe travel include following posted speed limits, eliminate distractions while driving and move over or slow down when approaching emergency responders. Thompson says all Wisconsin rest areas are open but seasonal waysides will not have restrooms available. There are several significant road construction projects that may impact Memorial Day weekend travel in Milwaukee, Dane and Jefferson Counties.
All Wisconsin County Construction Projects:
Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties: Starting Friday, May 22, all four lanes of the I-41/94 work zone will be open to traffic.
Dane and Rock counties: Motorists on I-39/90, and I-43 near Beloit, should be alert for lane shifts and crossovers. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph.
Barron County: West Avenue is closed south of WIS 48. There is a 12-foot width restriction through the construction zone in Rice Lake.
Douglas County: Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction on US 2/53 (East 2nd Street) in Superior between 2nd Avenue East and 31st Avenue East, and the speed limit has been lowered from 35 mph to 25 mph.
Dunn County: WIS 72, about two miles east of Elmwood, is closed. Traffic is detoured via WIS 128, WIS 29 and WIS 25.
Jackson County: US 12 is reduced to one lane in each direction near the County A work zone in Black River Falls.
Jefferson County: I-94 between Lake Mills and Johnson Creek has a 4.5-mile-long work zone. The highway is open to two lanes in each direction. Motorists can expect to encounter narrow lanes and lane shifts. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph.
Lincoln County: Northbound and southbound US 51 are reduced to a single lane in each direction between US 8 and County S. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph.
Manitowoc County: US 10/Waldo Boulevard is closed in the city of Manitowoc along sections between County R and 14th Street. Eastbound US 10 is detoured via I-43 and US 151. Westbound US 10 is detoured via US 151 and I-43.
Oneida County: US 8 is reduced to a single lane with temporary signals between Kemp Street and WIS 17 south in Rhinelander.
Price County: US 8 is reduced to a single lane with temporary signals between Beaumont Road and Cemetery Road in Prentice.
Sauk County: US 12 between Sauk City and Baraboo is reduced to a single lane each direction.
Vernon County: WIS 35 (Great River Road) is closed to through traffic in Stoddard and detoured via WIS 162 and US 14. Access to local businesses is maintained via side roads.
Waupaca County: US 10 is reduced to a single lane in each direction at County E.