70 mph signs to be installed along Interstates this week
For public safety reasons, WisDOT strongly discourages media/others from stopping/taking photos or video along highways
County highway crews will begin installing 70 mph speed limit signs along Wisconsin Interstates this week. Weather permitting, most of the work is expected to be done Tuesday and Wednesday.
For the safety of all travelers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) strongly discourages media or anyone from stopping along an Interstate or other highway for any reason–including to take photos or video of the new signs.
County highway crews will install around 470 updated speed limit and related signs. Last month, WisDOT noted about 726 miles of Interstate would be impacted. Following subsequent engineering analysis, a total of about 810 miles will be affected along Interstate segments currently posted at 65 mph.
WisDOT has these important reminders for motorists:
- The new speed limit takes effect once a highway is officially posted at the higher speed.
- Be alert and slow down for all roadside workers including county crews as required by the state’s Move Over Law (dot.wi.gov/safety/motorist/workzones/move-over.htm).
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.
News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
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