Several different factors have resulted in delays to the Zoo Interchange construction project in southeastern Wisconsin. To begin with, the heavy snow and bitter cold that we enjoyed this winter caused several delays to the project. Now, rain and mud are causing problems. The demolition of the 76th Street bridge was supposed to occur last weekend; however, heavy rain has delayed the demolition until this weekend. In addition to the weather, construction crews are encountering issues that are causing delays. For example, crews replacing the Honey Creek culvert system have found old utility lines and building foundations. Every time crews find something like that, work must be delayed to determine whether it is safe to continue. Construction crews have been working overtime and double shifts in an attempt to keep the project on schedule.
The Wisconsin automobile accident attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. seek to prevent automobile accidents. As more road construction gets underway this spring and summer, here are some tips for safely driving through construction:
- Slow down and obey the speed limit;
- Obey all posted signs;
- Watch out for construction workers;
- Stay in your lane;
- Be patient and cautious;
- Give trucks and large vehicles extra room; and
- Plan ahead for travel delays caused by construction.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an automobile accident, contact us for a free online case evaluation.