Electronic message boards and 24-hour highway advisory radio broadcasts help you through major construction sites or offer a convenient alternate route.
The work zone report (during construction season) and the winter road condition report (during winter season) can be heard by calling 1-(800)-ROADWIS (762-3947).
The Wisconsin State Patrol provides advance notice of delays and enforces lower speed limits in construction zones. In Wisconsin, traffic fines are double in work zones, so please slow down and give our crews a "BRAKE."
Here are a few strategies you can use to help you 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 the peak travel hours between 1 pm and 8 pm Fridays and Sundays.
- Watch for special messages on electronic message boards as you approach major construction zones.
- 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. The 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.
- Buckle up for safety.