Sauk Co. pavement buckles shut down portions of westbound US 12 lanes

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 3:33 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Two reports of pavement buckles in Sauk County shut down the westbound lanes on portions of US 12 Monday, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation alert notes.

All westbound lanes were blocked around 2:50 p.m. on US 12 at Shady Lane near Baraboo. That scene was cleared around 4:15 p.m. Monday

WisDOT provided a detour for drivers, asking them to exit and go east on Highway 33. Drivers can then proceed to go north on Highway BD and back to US 12.

The agency sent out a different alert just before 4:40 p.m. Monday, saying a pavement buckle had shut down the westbound lanes on US 12 at mile marker 218. This is just south of where the first pavement buckle was indicated earlier Monday.

WisDOT said the second pavement buckle was cleared just after 5:30 p.m.

The Sauk County Highway Department was responding to both incidents.

Pavement buckles occur when roads are so hot that it causes it to split or break down from the temperature change.

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