A 28-mile portion of I-94 near Johnson Creek that has been closed since last week has been reopened by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The reopening is made possible by the construction of crossovers near the Rock and Crawfish Rivers, allowing for one lane of westbound traffic and one lane of eastbound traffic along a five-mile stretch of freeway between Johnson Creek and Lake Mills. The crossover provision will provide a more direct alternative than the current detour down I-43 to Beloit and back north to Madison using I-90/39.
Speeds will be reduced to 55 mph throughout the corridor, with further reductions to 45 mph at the crossovers. Enhanced enforcement by the Wisconsin State Patrol will be in place to ensure compliance. Motorists traveling along the corridor should slow down, pay attention and expect traffic delays during peak travel periods. WisDOT expects the crossovers to be in use until flood waters recede and the westbound bridges are deemed safe for travel.