IT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ROAD PROJECTS MADISON HAS
SEEN - AND IN A MATTER OF DAYS THE REALITY OF THAT
WILL BE CLEAR.
-- ERIC --
THE VERONA ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT BEGINS ON MONDAY.
IT IS THE BEGINNING OF A MASSIVE PROJECT THAT IS SCHEDULED
TO LAST FIVE YEARS.
-- MICHELLE --
NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER JOINS US ALONG VERONA
DAVE - DRIVERS REALLY NEED TO BE AWARE OF ALL OF THE
CHANGES THAT ARE COMING.
AND MAKE NO MISTAKE - THIS AREA IS ABOUT TO UNDERGO
A MASSIVE CHANGE.
CONSIDER THIS - 65 THOUSANDS CARS PASS THROUGH HERE
WHILE THIS WILL BE COME ONE HUGE CONE ZONE - THEY
WILL ALSO TRY TO KEEP AN AREA OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
there is constant traffic on that road all day.
it never stops.
WHICH IF YOU ARE GINO'S ITALIAN DELI - AND HAVE WHAT
our lasagne is our, probably our biggest mainstay.
BEING THE MIDDLE OF THIS IS A GOOD THING.
it is the reason we picked it over 30 years ago.
it is the traffic flow and where it is at.
BUT IN A MATTER OF A FEW DAYS THAT TRAFFIC WILL BE
FLOWING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
it is going to be a very interesting summer and its
going to start in a couple of weeks.
THE LONG AWAITED VERONA ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
BEGINS THIS COMING MONDAY.
FOR TWO WEEKS WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CREWS WILL CHANGE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND SIGNAGE.
THE WEEK OF MARCH 10TH THE NORTHBOUND LANES ON VERONA
ROAD BETWEEN RAYMOND ROAD AND THE BELTLINE WILL BE
maintaining traffic is one large challenge in this
project, also tight constraints.
there's not very much room outside of the right of
way to stage construction so that is one of the other
WITH SO MANY CHANGES COMING IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
THE D-O-T HAS CREATED A WEBSITE - VERONAROADPROJECT.WI.GOV
TO KEEP DRIVERS UPDATED.
THEY ARE ALSO ASKING DRIVERS TO AVOID THE AREA UNLESS
THEY ARE TRYING TO REACH A BUSINESS HERE - LIKE GINO'S.
INEVITABLY - THIS IS GOING TO IMPACT THESE BUSINESSES.
typically most businesses will look a 40 to 50 percent
loss of income and we're a little different.
we are hoping that we're in the 20 to 25 percent range.
THE D-O-T HAS WORKED WITH AREA BUSINESSES AND YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO GET TO THEM.
THE OTHER THING D-O-T IS TRYING TO DO IS LIMIT THE
AMOUNT OF TIME STRETCHES OF
THIS ROAD ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
THEY ARE HOPING TO HAVE THIS STRETCH BETWEEN THE BELTLINE
AND RAYMOND ROAD COMPLETED BY NEXT NOVEMBER.
-- MICHELLE --