Construction begins in March for Flex Lane on US 12/18 (Madison Beltline)
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proceeding with the development of a new Dynamic Part-Time Shoulder Use or “Flex Lane” for US 12/18 – commonly known as the Beltline – in Madison. Making improvements to the inside median shoulders will allow for their use as an additional travel lane during peak travel periods. The project will also address deteriorating pavement; improve existing drainage deficiencies; and replace the existing median barrier wall along the Beltline. These highway improvements will be made from Verona Road (US 18/151) to the I-39/90 interchange.
The Flex Lane project is a first for Wisconsin; however, part-time shoulder use is already in place in 17 states. This will improve daily commutes for drivers, as well as visitors attending major area events. This measure is recognized as a safe, sustainable and reliable way to alleviate congestion.
Learn more about the Flex Lane project at wisconsindot.gov/FlexLane; be sure to watch the narrated operations video on that home page.
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