Posted: August 29, 2017
The next construction phase of the Verona Road (US 18/151) Project in Fitchburg will start next Tuesday (September 5). Mobilization of crews and equipment will occur this week with minimal traffic impacts. The Verona Road Project is reconstructing and expanding Verona Road from Raymond Road south to County PD (McKee Road), and building interchanges at Williamsburg Way and County PD. Work on this phase will include:
- Reconstruction of Verona Road south of County PD (including the County PD interchange);
- Construction of the westbound interchange ramps between County PD and Raymond Road;
- Construction of the Williamsburg Way bridge over Verona Road; and
- Reconstruction of Verona Road south of Raymond Road.
This fall, temporary widening will occur on Verona Road, from Fitchrona Road to Raymond Road, and will be used for future traffic staging. Nighttime grading and paving operations are expected in this area, and noise from equipment and backup alarms is also anticipated during these activities. Two lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction on Verona Road, especially during peak travel times. Nighttime single lane closures will occur on Verona Road in this area between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Access continues to remain open to area businesses and neighborhoods throughout construction. Please patronize the local businesses in the project area.
This phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by summer 2019 – weather permitting. The entire Verona Road Project is currently scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. You can watch the narrated animation video of Verona Road in Fitchburg to see the completed version of the project (circa 2020).
Also as a reminder, it is illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone. Learn more about the “No Phones In Work Zones” law. For everyone’s safety, please take a more active role in work zone safety – be alert and drive with caution in all work zones, and eliminate all distractions when behind the wheel!