Friday, February 15, 2013
Things are looking pretty ugly out there with the traffic backed up along I-43 southbound and I-94 southbound and westbound. The DOT is reporting delays as much as a half hour.
If you drive home using I-43 southbound to downtown, or are using I-94 southbound going out of Milwaukee, then you might want to consider taking a different route home. The delays, which are expected to last through 6 p.m., are due to long-term lane closures and Friday rush hour traffic. Neither Patch nor our media partners at WISN 12 have heard of any major incidents. Here are the areas affected and the travel times, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The DOT sought local advice in how to improve I-43, and what concerns residents have about adding lanes and modifying interchanges between Bender Road and Highway 60.
The bumper-to-bumper I-43 commuter traffic between Silver Spring Drive and Good Hope Road is only going to get more congested as the North Shore continues to grow. The high traffic volume on that stretch of the interstate already causes concerns for Department of Transportation officials, and they expect that congested commuter traffic to spread north to Brown Deer Road over the next 30 years unless improvements are made. At a public meeting at Nicolet High School Wednesday night, the DOT presented a number of possibilities to improve the I-43 corridor between Bender Road and Highway 60 in Grafton. The DOT is conducting environmental testing right now, and held the public information meeting to get resident feedback before conducting …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The 'digital chevron' system installed will be a first in the state.
Commuters, take note: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will implement a new technology in the Marquette Interchange from the I-94 eastbound ramp to northbound I-43 in starting July 12. The installation will close the right lane on I-94 eastbound between the 13th Street exit and the connector ramp to I-43 northbound from July 12-15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While travel times may be longer, John Oimoen, manager with WisDOT, said the operation will ultimately improve operations and safety on our transportation network.” He also said “a new dynamic chevron system is a cost-effective way to help motorists stay alert and monitor their speeds in this area.” This system is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and WisDOT said benefits…
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
DOT says June is a bad month for deer and vehicle collisions.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
State transportation officials are urging motorists to be on the lookout for roaming deer when they hit the roads this month. During June, deer are looking for places to give birth and young deer separate from their mothers. As a result, drivers may encounter more deer darting into the paths of their vehicles without warning, the DOT says. Although motor vehicle collisions with deer peak in the fall, June is one of the worst months for driver and passenger injuries due to vehicle collisions with deer. In four of the last five years, June ranked as the worst or second worst month for motorists injured from deer crashes, said the DOT's Randy Romanski. “Of course, the best way to prevent injuries is to avoid crashes by driving cautiously and …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Soaring gas prices drive more motorists to switch to bikes.
Gov. Scott Walker has designated May as Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month in Wisconsin. "Motorcyclists have the right by law to the safe enjoyment of their vehicles, including the full and equal use of the roadway without encroachment by other vehicles whether it be on city streets or rural and urban highways," Walker said in his proclomation. Motorcycles are increasingly being used for basic transportation as well as recreation because of soaring gas prices. More than 491,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle licenses or permits and more than 333,000 motorcycles are registered in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. "With the 2011 riding season now underway in Wisconsin, motorcycles are rapidly …