Verona Road (US 18/151) Project

Fitchburg and Madison, Dane County

Orange barrels return to Verona Road in Fitchburg

Posted: March 14, 2018

As spring arrives, orange barrels and construction crews return to the Verona Road (US 18/151) corridor in Fitchburg. Mobilization of crews and equipment will occur this week with minimal traffic impacts. Please be alert for these activities in the area.

What you need to know:

  • Watch the 2018 Construction Overview video to learn more about this year’s activities.
    • Please be alert for crews and equipment in these areas, and drive with caution through all work zones.
  • Electronic weekly construction updates will start Friday, March 23, and continue through the 2018 construction season.
  • In late spring 2018, all Verona Road traffic will shift to the east side of the highway.
    • Northbound Verona Road traffic will be located on the new interchange ramps.
    • Southbound Verona Road traffic will travel on the current northbound lanes.
  • Access to area businesses and neighborhoods remains open throughout construction.
  • All work operations and lane closures are weather dependent and subject to change.
  • These construction activities are anticipated to be completed by summer 2019 – weather permitting.
  • The entire Verona Road Project is scheduled to be completed in fall 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!

Contact Verona Road Project staff with any questions regarding this project. Stay involved and informed with the project website and project Facebook pageFacebook