DOT reminding motorists to 'buckle up, slow down for work zones' if traveling Memorial Day weekend

MILWAUKEE --The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and its Division of State Patrol are asking those who need to travel this Memorial Day weekend to buckle up, plan their trips and drive carefully though work zones.

“Safety is the top priority for this Memorial Day weekend,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said. “The State Patrol and other police agencies will be enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists who need help. But, ultimately, being safe this weekend depends on everyone making good choices.”

Vehicles that have not been driven recently should be inspected for safe travel, which includes checking tire pressure and fluid levels. WisDOT and the State Patrol offer these other safety reminders:

    All Wisconsin rest areas are open, but seasonal waysides – the rustic pull-offs on less traveled roads – will not have restrooms available.

    Significant road construction projects that may impact Memorial Day weekend travel include: