Friday, February 15, 2013
Things are looking pretty ugly out there with the traffic backed up along I-43 southbound and I-94 southbound and westbound. The DOT is reporting delays as much as a half hour.
If you drive home using I-43 southbound to downtown, or are using I-94 southbound going out of Milwaukee, then you might want to consider taking a different route home. The delays, which are expected to last through 6 p.m., are due to long-term lane closures and Friday rush hour traffic. Neither Patch nor our media partners at WISN 12 have heard of any major incidents. Here are the areas affected and the travel times, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Monday, December 3, 2012
If you are a veteran and you have a military license to operate commercial vehicles, you can get a CDL license.
Veterans and current military employees who have a military license to operate military commercial vehicles, may be able to use it to obtain a Wisconsin commercial driver license (CDL) without having to take the CDL knowledge and skills exams. Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said the department’s Division of Motor Vehicles worked to standardize the CDL application process to make it easier to consider military experience and skills. “This type of recognition is significant because it acknowledges that previous military experience and skills are transferrable in the civilian labor force and employers benefit from that,” Secretary Gottlieb said. “If you drove a commercial military vehicle, you can use that …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Layoffs will begin in July for 50 to 100 employees after company loses state contract for emissions testing.
Between 50 and 100 people will find themselves out of work when Envirotest Wisconsin closes and lays off its entire workforce, including those in Racine. Envirotest Wisconsin is the company that conducts vehicle inspections for the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and recently lost its state contract to provide emissions testing. The Department of Workforce Development received the layoff notice from Envirotest on Wednesday. Other locations shutting down include Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Bend, West Allis, Racine, Kenosha and West Allis. Employees will begin leaving the company July 1 and will receive three weeks severance pay, according to the notice. “DWD and its regional workforce partner will work with the employer to provide …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Starting Wednesday, the westbound portion of the airport spur will be closed to traffic. Eastbound (into the airport) will still be open.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will fully close the Airport Spur (WIS 119) westbound leaving the Airport for reconstruction beginning at 6 a.m. on February 20, 2012 through late 2012. “Motorists leaving the Airport will be detoured to Howell Avenue, said Ryan Luck, WisDOT construction chief. “The Airport Spur eastbound into the Airport remains open.” Traffic exiting General Mitchell Airport should utilize the following detour route information: From General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/94 NB (to Downtown Milwaukee): From General Mitchell International Airport to I-94 EAST (SB) (to Racine/Kenosha/Chicago): General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/894 WB…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The 'digital chevron' system installed will be a first in the state.
Commuters, take note: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will implement a new technology in the Marquette Interchange from the I-94 eastbound ramp to northbound I-43 in starting July 12. The installation will close the right lane on I-94 eastbound between the 13th Street exit and the connector ramp to I-43 northbound from July 12-15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. While travel times may be longer, John Oimoen, manager with WisDOT, said the operation will ultimately improve operations and safety on our transportation network.” He also said “a new dynamic chevron system is a cost-effective way to help motorists stay alert and monitor their speeds in this area.” This system is the first of its kind in Wisconsin and WisDOT said benefits…
Thursday, May 19, 2011
We know you commute Caledonia -- so here are the Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha county lane closures from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the detailed I-94 N-S Closures for May 20 - May 22 For more information, click here. -All closures are weather-dependent and subject to change. MILWAUKEE COUNTY Friday, May 20 Single lane closure I-94 WEST (NB) at Oakwood Avenue 9am-2pm Saturday, May 21 Single lane closure I-94 WEST (NB) at Oakwood Avenue 7am-3pm Sunday, May 22 Only Long Term Closures in Effect LONG-TERM CLOSURES IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY - Full closure I-43/94 SB exit ramp to Howard Avenue until late May - Single lane closure EB Howard Avenue at Howell Avenue intersection until late May - Single lane closure EB Layton Avenue at I-794 intersection until late May - Single lane closure I-94 EAST (SB) exit ramp to Rawson Avenue …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Soaring gas prices drive more motorists to switch to bikes.
Gov. Scott Walker has designated May as Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Month in Wisconsin. "Motorcyclists have the right by law to the safe enjoyment of their vehicles, including the full and equal use of the roadway without encroachment by other vehicles whether it be on city streets or rural and urban highways," Walker said in his proclomation. Motorcycles are increasingly being used for basic transportation as well as recreation because of soaring gas prices. More than 491,000 Wisconsin residents have motorcycle licenses or permits and more than 333,000 motorcycles are registered in the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. "With the 2011 riding season now underway in Wisconsin, motorcycles are rapidly …