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Work zones and detours - Related information
Wisconsin 511 Travel info., or dial 511, for the most
current road closures/travel information.
- Traffic alerts
- Traffic cameras
- Message signs
- Lane closures
- Travel times
- Winter road conditions
- Weekly construction updates
- Plans, studies and projects - Info. on WisDOT highway projects
- Life of a highway project - Highway projects, concept through construction, are a complex process involving time, money, expertise in many areas, and citizen involvement
In This Together - Ideas/examples of how businesses can
survive/thrive during a construction project
- "Travel Easy" - Major work zones for the year
- Highway advisory radio (HAR) - Info. to help navigate major road construction sites/offer alternate routes
- National weather service - Emergency weather warnings
Work zones/construction in other states
Avoid construction zone delays
A few strategies to help get through construction zones with a minimum of stress:
- Know where the construction zones are located and allow extra time to get through them.
- Avoid peak travel hours 1-8 p.m. Fridays and Sundays.
- Watch for messages on electronic message boards and signs as you approach major construction zones.
- If a sign says 'Road open for local traffic only', use it only if you live, work, or need to do business within the boundaries of the work zone. It is not to be used by through traffic.
- Slow down, get into the correct lane early, and merge cautiously.
- Stay alert for surprise slow-downs and speed-ups.
- Take a scenic alternate route. Wisconsin Department of Tourism can help. Call 1-(800)-432-TRIP.
- Wisconsin has a tough drunk driving law. If you are arrested for drunk driving, you will lose your license on the spot. Don't drink and drive.
- Buckle up for safety.
Work zones facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: April 1, 2013
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