Friday, March 8, 2013
Orange barrels take over Lake Drive once again this summer, in the third phase of construction to replace aging water mains. How do you get around the work zone?
The orange barrels are set to populate Lake Drive once again. This is the third (and final) phase of construction on the road. The village will replace two 99-year-old 6-inch water mains with one 12-inch water main. The village replaced aging water mains from Bartlett Street to Woodburn Street last year, and from Woodburn Street to Silver Spring Drive in 2010. Residents are being encouraged to find an alternate north-south route through the village while the project takes place. Is this project worth the inconvenience? Vote in our poll or tell us in the comments—and tell us your favorite detour.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Deer hunters and holiday travelers will encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Although most major road construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter some ongoing work and should be prepared for orange barrels, lane shifts, and reduced speeds. "Because of the extraordinary road construction season this year, we’ve been able to wrap up the majority of projects before Thanksgiving," said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Project Services Section. "There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place." WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, November 16, as deer hunters flock to…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Lane changes coming to Lake Drive Tuesday, as crews begin paving the roadway.
It's been a long summer of zigging and zagging through narrow lanes on Lake Drive, but the orange barrels are expected to disappear in about two weeks. Crews have spent the last three months digging up the roadway from Woodburn Street to Bartlett Avenue and installing a new water main and new service laterals. The water main portion of the project is complete, and crews are currently paving, with the hope of opening the road Sept. 16. Crews will pave the west side of the road first, and on Tuesday, they will switch traffic onto that portion of the roadway while they pave the east side of the roadway. In other road construction projects around the village: For more information about road construction in the village, visit the village's …
More than 660,000 people expected to travel in Wisconsin over the Labor Day weekend, slightly fewer than last year. But convergence of sporting events and holiday could make Thursday as hairy as any on the roads.
Wisconsin’s Labor Day weekend has an extra day this year, at least from the standpoint of action on the roads. But weather is expected to be great, road construction is limited and gas prices are not expected to spike, so there are plenty of positive factors if you plan to be out and about. Thursday features the Brewers at Miller Park against the rival St. Louis Cardinals at 3 p.m., a Green Bay Packers preseason game at Lambeau Field at 7 p.m. and the Wisconsin Badgers’ first football game of the year vs. UNLV, in Madison and also at 7 p.m. Combine that action with families pulling out of town that evening for their Labor Day getaway — or hurtling up from Illinois for a weekend “Up North” — and the state’s major thoroughfares could be …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
But traffic will still be heavy all over the state. Thursday will be a particularly busy day with home games for the Brewers, Badgers and Packers.
Workers will take a break from construction on most highway projects around the state this Labor Day weekend, but motorists may still encounter lane restrictions in work zones that require extra precautions, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. WisDOT announced today in a news release that most major highway construction and repair work will cease around noon Friday and will not resume until 6 a.m. Tuesday. "However, because of the increased holiday traffic, driving through work zones will be even more challenging," said Don Greuel of the WisDOT's Project Service Section. "Drivers will need to slow down, pay attention and avoid following other vehicles too closely when approaching and traveling through work zones." …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Avoid the area from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Repair work on I-43 southbound near the Silver Spring interchange will result in a double lane closure from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday. Motorists are advised to slow down in the construction zone or take alternate routes.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Here's a helpful list from DOT on what highways to avoid.
Traffic cones and construction crews can make getting to your Fourth of July celebration a little lengthy. While the Department of Transportation says some construction will be on hold due to the holiday weekend, there still might be lane restrictions leading to delays. “Most construction and repairs in work zones will cease by noon on Friday, July 1, and won’t resume until Tuesday, July 5,” said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin DOT Project Services Section. “However, the heavy traffic during the holiday weekend will make driving through work zones especially challenging. To prevent crashes, drivers must slow down, pay attention and allow a safety cushion when approaching and traveling through work zones. The most frequent crash in a work zone …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Whitefish Bay to spend $280,000 to fix roads that haven't been resurfaced in a long, long time.
Six village streets will be resurfaced with new asphalt this summer for the first time in decades. The Whitefish Bay Village Board Monday approved this year’s asphalt paving project for $280,194. The roads will be grinded down to an even surface through milling and then paved with asphalt. Most of the roadways have not been paved in more than 35 years, so pothole patching is no longer feasible. The streets slated for construction include: Construction is expected to begin Sept. 6 and last two to three weeks, finishing no later than Nov. 18. Homeowners in those areas will be charged a special assessment of $10 per foot based upon the amount of road frontage in front of their homes. For most residents, the bill will be about $400.