Posted Friday, September 18, 2009 --- 1:42 p.m.
Information from the Department of Transportation:
Significant delays are likely near the Interstate 39 work zone for motorists heading north Friday afternoon and returning home Sunday. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southwest Region strongly recommends motorists plan alternate routes.
The work zone extends 3.71 miles from the Dane County line north of Madison to WIS 60 in Columbia County, a major route for weekend motorists traveling to and from Wisconsin Dells and the northern region of the state.
Lane restrictions are in place. Motorists should anticipate significant delays during peak hours, particularly westbound (northbound) traffic on Friday afternoon/early evening and eastbound (southbound) traffic on Sunday afternoon/early evening.
Crews are working to replace the pavement and install median safety walls. The project’s current stage is scheduled for completion in November.
Motorists can get up-to-the-minute travel information by either dialing 511 or going to a Web site offered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.