Road construction to begin on Fish Hatchery Road this Spring

VERONA, Wis. (WMTV)-- As one major construction project on Verona Road in the Madison area comes to a close, another one is set to start.

The area on Fitch Hatchery Road that will be under construction Spring 2020 (Source: City of Fitchburg)

Officials tell NBC15 News that reconstruction on North Fish Hatchery Road will begin this Spring, and could impact drivers who use it regularly.

Cindy Jaggi with the Verona Road Business Coalition confirms they are already prepping for the new project.

"It's a situation where our roads, they are built for 50 years of duration and we are just at a period of time now where they are deteriorating and they need to be fixed," she said.

Officials say many improvements will be made, from re-paving to a new bike path. There will be one lane of traffic open both directions throughout construction.

The first phase of reconstruction from Traceway Drive to the Beltline will be completed in 2020.

The whole project is expected to take two years.

The second phase of the project will include the stretch of Fish Hatchery from Brendan Avenue to Traceway Drive.

Area businesses, such as Great Dane Brewing Co. in Fitchburg located off of Fish Hatchery Rd, are planning ahead. Megan Dresen, the general manager, said they will look at other modes of transportation and use social media so people know they are open. She said one of their concerns is having entrances blocked.

"We will be in constant communication with the chamber of commerce, so everyone is on the same page and kind of taking things as they go. For the first month we will see what actually gets impacted and see what happens from there," Dresen said.

Officials says there will be delays, so start planning ahead now.

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