I39/90 Construction updates

Orange barrels are starting to appear along I-39/90 in the Beloit and Janesville areas, which also means weekly updates for the 2019 construction season! Please be alert for construction crews in the area and drive with caution through all work zones. Learn more below about the upcoming construction work, lane and ramp closures, and traffic impacts related to the I-39/90 Expansion Project.

As a reminder, the public meeting for the Janesville construction work is scheduled for Tuesday (March 19). Hope to see you there!

  • When: Tuesday (March 19, 2019) – 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Formal presentation at 4:30 p.m.; stop by at your convenience.
  • Where: AmericInn, 3900 Milton Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546

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Weekly Construction Update: March 18-22
All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends.

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday, nightly single lane closures (8 p.m. – 5 a.m.) are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

I-39/90 expansion at WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges, Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Fall 2021

  • Nighttime ramp closures at WIS 26/Milton Avenue interchange (Exit 171A) – weather-permitting.
    • 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. tonight (March 15) – I-39/90 southbound ramp to WIS 26
    • 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday (March 16) – WIS 26 ramp to I-39/90 southbound
    • Alternate routes are required, such as the US 14 interchange.
  • Nighttime ramp closures at US 14/Humes Road interchange (Exit 171B) – weather-permitting.
    • 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday (March 16) – I-39/90 southbound ramp to US 14
    • 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday (March 16)  US 14 ramp to I-39/90 southbound
    • Alternate routes are required, such as the WIS 26 interchange.
  • View I-39/90 construction operations at the WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (south of US 14/Humes Road interchange to Hart Road bridge over I-39/90), Janesville to Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: Spring 2020

  • Nighttime closure of I-39/90 northbound ramps to and from County S/Shopiere Road (Exit 183).
    • 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday (March 18)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • Nighttime closure of I-39/90 northbound ramps to and from WIS 11/Avalon Road (Exit 177).
    • 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday (March 19)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • View I-39/90 construction activities between Beloit and Janesville.

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: November 2019

  • Nighttime ramp closure from IL 75 to I-39/90 northbound.
    • 10 p.m. Thursday (March 21) to 5 a.m. Friday (March 22)
    • Alternate routes are required.
  • Nighttime ramp closure from I-39/90 northbound to the Beloit rest area.
    • 10 p.m. Thursday (March 21) to 5 a.m. Friday (March 22)
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Late next week, all I-39/90 traffic will be shifted onto southbound side, between Cranston Road and the Illinois state line.
    • Two lanes will remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Access will remain open to the Beloit rest area via temporary ramp connections.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • One lane closed in each direction on I-43 (County X/Hart Road to I-39/90) until fall 2019.
    • Plan ahead, anticipate slowdowns, and be alert for crews and equipment in this area.
    • Traffic switch anticipated on Sunday night (March 17) for all I-43 traffic located on the southbound side.
  • Colley Road under I-39/90, near Beloit, is CLOSED until summer 2019.
    • Alternate local routes are required.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.

For more information, contact:
Steven Theisen
I-39/90 Project Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230 | steven.theisen@dot.wi.gov

WisDOT and the I-39/90 Project Team
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