WisDOT: 2019 will be a busy year for I-39/90 construction

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Construction season is months away, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is promising a busy year for the Interstate expansion project in Dane and Rock Counties.

According to WisDOT, the majority of the I-39/90 expansion work between Edgerton and Madison should be completed in 2019. They anticipate the construction to be completed in 2020, with the exception of the Beltline interchange. The work for that interchange is scheduled to begin in 2020.

WisDOT officials anticipate opening the Interstate to three lanes of traffic in both directions in late 2019 between Edgerton and Madison.

Both Janesville and Beloit will have increases in construction in Spring.

In Janesville, there will be Interstate reconstruction and expansion work from the U.S. Highway 14 interchange to the Wisconsin Highway 26 interchange. This work will involve ramp closures. In addition, crews will resume work to reconstruct and expand the southbound Interstate beginning at the U.S. 14 interchange to Hart Road in Beloit.

Crews will also begin constructing noise walls along I-39/90 southbound between US 14 and WIS 11/ Racine Street interchanges. Noise barriers near Kennedy Road are expected to be installed in 2021.

In Beloit, crews will reconstruct and expand the Interstate between the Illinois state line and Cranston Road.