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WisDOT to Install New Lighting in Marquette Interchange; Lane Closure Expected This Week

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 include:

  • Warning drivers day and night through programmable blinking LED lights.
  • Reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities.
  • Operating via radar detection and deploying when necessary.

As the ramp continues to be monitored for speeds and crashes, officials say adding this technology will also reinforce the message to drivers to reduce speeds on the 40 mph ramp. 

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