Tag: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Through or Around? Lots of Options for Accommodating Traffic During Construction

Concrete paving proceeds along East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin. Four lanes of traffic were maintained on this six-lane arterial during construction. By Kim Ballweg, PE, and Lisa Fleming, PE When it’s time for a community to reconstruct a busy street, visions of orange barrels cause foreheads to wrinkle reflexively. It can be hard to… Read More »

In a Work Zone? Hang Up the Phone

Cell phones are everywhere – including on the highways. How many times have you seen someone driving along, gabbing on the phone? How many times have you done it yourself? It’s convenient to be able to stay in touch with anyone, anytime. But when you’re driving, it’s not safe. Back in 2014 the National Safety… Read More »

Road Closed — But Engineers Are On The Scene

The culvert that carried Trout Brook under STH 13 at North York in Ashland County, Wisconsin, was washed out July 11 after torrential rains hit the area.   By Jeff Abramson, PE “All the roads into Mellen (Wisconsin) were closed this morning from washouts and bridges gone.” That daunting line in an Associated Press report… Read More »