UPDATE (WKOW) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says ramps from Highway 12 to southbound Interstate 39 are closed while workers make emergency repairs to the road. WisDOT says the ramps could be closed until Thursday evening.
According to the State Patrol the repairs are necessary because there are so many potholes on the section just south of that exit that it’s dangerous for drivers.
At this point, officials can’t say whether or not these repairs are related to this week’s weather.
MADISON (WKOW) — Traffic is backed up on the interstate near the Beltline because of emergency repairs going on.
The Wisconsin DOT says southbound I-39/90 is restricted to one lane between and Beltline (US 12/18) and mile marker 145. There are significant delays in those two miles as crews work to repair the outside lane.
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-39/90 SB restricted to one lane, between the #Madison Beltline interchange (Exit 142) and m.m. 145 in Dane Co., for emergency repairs.
— WisDOT Southwest Region (@WisDOTsouthwest) February 13, 2019
The eastbound Beltline ramp to the interstate is also closed and traffic is being detoured to the interstate via WIS 73.