Traveling over holiday weekend? WisDOT says most highway projects will be on hold

MILWAUKEE -- Construction on most major highway projects in Wisconsin will be suspended for the Fourth of July weekend to accommodate heavy holiday traffic. However, motorists may still encounter narrow lanes and lane shifts, which require reduced speeds in work zones, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

"Most construction and planned repairs in work zones will cease by around noon on Friday, July 3, and will resume on Monday, July 6," said Don Greuel of the WisDOT Project Services Section in a news release. "Peak travel times are expected to be between approximately noon and 8 p.m. on Friday and Sunday."

Significant highway construction projects that may affect holiday travel include:

    Motorists can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at or by calling 511 on a phone.