Fox Valley Bottlenecks
Neenah-- The holiday road rush is on! Millions of Americans are hitting the road for an early "Fourth of July." An estimated 900,000 people are expected to travel over the weekend in Wisconsin according to AAA. That's hundreds of thousands more drivers on Wisconsin roads than this time a few years ago.
The added traffic can make holiday driving a challenge in itself but add a lot of construction and if you're not careful your vacation can be spoiled very quickly.
Wisconsin State Trooper Sgt. Mark Abrahamson says construction zones create bottlenecks and drivers need to be ready to slow down and keep their distance from drivers ahead of them. "If we do have, even if it is a minor crash, it has a tendency to really snarl things. It can cause significant backup," Abrahamson said.
Fines double in construction zones. If you are stopped for speeding in a construction zone, tickets start at $213.00 and only go up from there.