If you thought halted highway construction around the Fourth of July would alleviate your traffic worries, think again.
Though summer construction will cease July 3 until July 5, Milwaukee-area drivers can expect delays with police efforts to enforce speed limits and prevent "other dangerous driving behavior," according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The DOT expects major traffic delays on peak travel days: June 29, July 3-4 and July 8. In the release, a DOT official urged driving caution in work zones, citing five traffic-related deaths during last year's Fourth of July season. About 120 law enforcement agencies across the state will take part in traffic enforcement from July 3-5.
Drivers can expect delays in the following construction areas, among others:
- Mitchell Interchange in Milwaukee County
- I-94 in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Eau Claire and St. Croix counties
- I-43 in Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties
- Highway 41 in Winnebago and Brown counties