Steven Theisen, WisDOT Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230, [email protected]
Traffic shift planned for northbound Verona Road, between Williamsburg Way and Raymond Road.
FITCHBURG, WI – Construction is anticipated to begin this week for the Verona Road (US 18/151) Project in Fitchburg. Mobilization of crews and equipment is ongoing with minimal traffic impacts. The Verona Road Project is reconstructing and expanding Verona Road from Raymond Road south to County PD (McKee Road), and building interchanges at Williamsburg Way and County PD. Work this year will include:
- Completion of the signalized Verona Road and Raymond Road intersection;
- Bridge construction for Williamsburg Way over Verona Road;
- Bridge construction for Verona Road over County PD; and
- Expansion of Verona Road between County PD and Raymond Road.
On Thursday night (March 21), northbound Verona Road traffic between Williamsburg Way and Raymond Road will shift back to the new concrete pavement on the west side of the highway. Southbound Verona Road traffic was shifted last fall onto this new pavement. Nightly lane closures will occur on northbound and southbound Verona Road between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Delays may occur during the overnight period as crews complete the traffic shift.
Motorists are advised to be alert for the northbound lane shifts and be patient as everyone adjusts to the new traffic pattern. The work operations and traffic shift is weather dependent.
Two lanes remain open to traffic in each direction on Verona Road and County PD, especially during peak travel times. Access remains open to area businesses and neighborhoods, and the public should continue to patronize the local businesses.
The entire Verona Road Project is currently scheduled to be completed in fall 2020.
The public is strongly encouraged to register for weekly construction updates via email on the Verona Road Project website,www.VeronaRoadProject.wi.gov. You can also follow the project on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WIVeronaRoadProject. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.