BELOIT (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced plans to expand one of the state's busiest stretches of highway.
Officials plan to spend $715 million on reconstruction and expansion of a 45-mile stretch of I-39/90 from Madison to the Illinois state line.
Plans call for a third lane in each direction, new pavement, replacing two bridges over the Rock River and replacing nearly 100 other smaller bridges.
The project will be split into three segments. The North segment will be from I-39/90 & US 12/18 to the Dane/Rock County line. The Central segment will be from the Dane/Rock County line to I-39/90 & County O near Janesville. The South segment will be from County O to the Illinois state line.
The project will be 70 percent state funded and 30 percent federal.
The six-year project is scheduled to begin in 2015. But construction of the Highway 11 interchange in Janesville is scheduled for 2013.
You can share your thoughts on the plan. The north segment will hold its first public information meeting on April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Edgerton Public Library.
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