Change in work zone speeds for I-41 Kohlsville River Bridge project


Dec. 9, 2016

On Tuesday, December 13, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to adjust the work zone speed limits for the I-41 Kohlsville River Bridge project in Washington County as a result of the project transitioning into winter shutdown.

The adjusted speed zone is necessary for the safety of workers and motorists. WisDOT takes great steps to accommodate the traveling public by adjusting speeds only when absolutely necessary. 

As early as the evening of Tuesday, December 13, signage will reflect the following speeds:

         Northbound I-41 speeds restored to 70 mph

         Southbound I-41 speeds adjusted to 60 mph

Please pay attention to posted signage, as later in the spring, changes to the speed limit are scheduled to take effect.

These tips can help you get in and out of a work zone safely:

         Donít fool around. Eliminate distractions like eating, drinking, talking on the phone, or fiddling with electronic devices.

         Give yourself room. Rear-end collisions are the most common work zone crashes, so donít tailgate.

         Be patient. If you donít see workers, that doesnít mean theyíre not there. Observe the signs until you see one that says youíve left the work zone.

         Follow the law. Slow down and move over, if possible, when you see flashing lights.

Wisconsin State Patrol will be enforcing speeds in the area. Fines in work zones are double the usual amounts when workers are present.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at