Labor Day Travelers Encouraged to “Stay Alert and Buckle Up” on Wisconsin Roads this Weekend
People traveling for the upcoming Labor Day weekend are asked
to buckle up, stay alert and be prepared for slower traffic in work zones and
along major highways. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation expects peak
travel times to be between Noon and 8 pm on Friday and from Noon until 8 pm on
Labor Day Monday. Construction on most highway projects around the state will
stop by Noon on Friday and will not resume until 6 am Tuesday. Still, drivers
are asked to be alert for work zones, lane restrictions and potential delays.
The DOT says seven people died and over 350 people were hurt in traffic crashes
last year on Labor Day. Law enforcement around the state will also be participating
in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign that continues
through Labor Day. More information about work zones or traffic incidents can
be found on 511wi.gov or by downloading the free 511 Mobile App.