Dept. of Transportation: Major traffic switch on Verona Road (US 18/151) to be complete by March 21

Steven Theisen, WisDOT Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230, [email protected]

Two lanes to remain open in each direction. Alternate routes strongly recommended.

The Verona Road (US 18/151) traffic switch, between the Beltline and Raymond Road, will occur late next week and should be complete by Friday, March 21. In conjunction with this multi-night switch, traffic will be reduced to two lanes on Verona Road southbound starting Thursday, March 20 and two lanes on Verona Road northbound starting Friday, March 21.

Effective Friday, March 21, all Verona Road traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes of Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road. Two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction. Access to area businesses and neighborhoods will remain open during construction. The public should continue to patronize area businesses in the work zone.

Backups and delays are expected in the area, especially during peak travel times. Commuters and through travelers are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes to avoid those delays.

The $28.2 million construction work in 2014 will reconstruct Verona Road between the Beltline and Raymond Road, including the frontage roads. Daytime and nighttime work to occur in the area. All traffic is scheduled to switch to the northbound lanes of Verona Road in July 2014. Construction is expected to be completed in November 2014.

Stay informed and involved, and sign up for weekly construction updates via email on the Verona Road Project website, You can also follow the project on Facebook at View the Verona Road traffic staging plans (Beltline-Raymond Road) for March 21 until May 2014.