Edgerton Detour Headaches

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Getting around Edgerton, isn't as easy as it once was.

"It's pretty congested down here," said Joe Boss, Edgerton resident.

Edgerton is about 25 miles southwest of Madison.

If you've driven down I-90 anytime in the past couple of weeks, you probably know that location thanks to the traffic jam that held you up before the bridge that crosses the Rock River.

And that traffic jam could have lasted longer, if it wasn't for the alternate route ... a route that runs right through downtown Edgerton.

Much to the displeasure of some of the residents in this small town.

"I don't like it," said one woman, "because it took me about 15 minutes to cross and intersection, and then I was late picking my kids up from school."

"They seem to like to cut through here to bypass any of the work on the on-ramp," said Boss, "so it gets pretty crazy out here."

But a handful of people are happy to see the extra traffic passing through town.

Francine Marr works in the restaurant at the Edgerton Oasis and says the road work has driven a lot more truckers into her tables.

"'It's slow, it's a stand still out there, got to get to Chicago and can't move,' is what waitress Francine Marr says trukcers are telling her, "so they'll pull off here and have a cup of coffee until things start rolling again."

Just like the warm weather, construction season only lasts so long in southern Wisconsin.

And a lot of residents here in Edgerton can't wait for that change to happen.

"Hopefully in the next month, it'll be clearing back to normal," said Boss.


A little more peace and quiet should be returning to Edgerton in about two weeks.

That's when the bridge work on I-90 is supposed to be finished.

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