Drivers Can Expect Holiday Traffic Headache

Despite ceasing highway construction around Fourth of July, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects delays.

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


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