MADISON - Heading over the river and through the woods to a family or friend's house this year? AAA is projecting 100.5 million travelers will journey at least 50 miles from home during the holiday season, representing a 1.4% increase compared to last year. With gas prices across the state at an average low of $1.92 a gallon, Wisconsin travelers can expect congestion to impact travels over the next two weeks.
The Statewide Traffic Operations Center (STOC) in Milwaukee is keeping
an eye on the interstate with over 400 traffic cameras statewide. The
24/7/365 control room monitors cameras and works closely with law
enforcement to locate incidents and delays, and inform the commuting
public through overhead message signs and the 511 Wisconsin travel
Holiday congestion is a perfect reason to take advantage of the free 511
Wisconsin smartphone app or follow @511WI on Twitter. Receive traffic
alerts, view road conditions and traffic cameras to help avoid delays
caused by holiday backups or accidents. Always putting safety first,
never access 511 information while driving. Either safely pull off of
the highway, or have a passenger check it. The 511 Wisconsin traveler
information system includes Wisconsin's Interstate highways, U.S.
highways and state highways.