Have safe travels this holiday season with 511 Wisconsin
WisDOT travel information system keeps drivers better connected and informed
Heading over the river and through the woods to a family or friend’s house this year? AAA is projecting 100.5 million travelers will journey at least 50 miles from home during the holiday season, representing a 1.4% increase compared to last year. With gas prices across the state at an average low of $1.92 a gallon, Wisconsin travelers can expect congestion to impact travels over the next two weeks.
The Statewide Traffic Operations Center (STOC) in Milwaukee is keeping an eye on the interstate with over 400 traffic cameras statewide. The 24/7/365 control room monitors cameras and works closely with law enforcement to locate incidents and delays, and inform the commuting public through overhead message signs and the 511 Wisconsin travel information system.
Holiday congestion is a perfect reason to take advantage of the free 511 Wisconsin smartphone app or follow @511WI on Twitter. Receive traffic alerts, view road conditions and traffic cameras to help avoid delays caused by holiday backups or accidents. Always putting safety first, never access 511 information while driving. Either safely pull off of the highway, or have a passenger check it. The 511 Wisconsin traveler information system includes Wisconsin’s Interstate highways, U.S. highways and state highways.
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Repairs needed on landing wall
WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb announces appointment of Colonel JD Lind as Wisconsin State Patrol SuperintendentOct 21st, 2016 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 2015 and to Colonel in September 2016.
Three daily round trips between Milwaukee and Chicago would be added
Last year’s VMT up nearly 2.1 billion miles compared to 2014, and represents the largest annual percentage increase in statewide VMT in 17 years
There are 10 railroads, including four major railroads, which operate more than 3,300 miles of track in the state.
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