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UPDATE: Traffic shift on Verona Road expected to cause delays Monday

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says to expect delays Monday after the traffic configuration was switched over the weekend.

Traffic is now shifted to the east side of the highway between County PD and Raymond Road. Northbound traffic will travel on the newly-completed interchange ramps. Southbound Verona Road traffic will use the previous northbound lanes.

The new configuration will be in effect until later summer or early fall. Drivers are asked to plan for additional time and be patient. The speed limit also has been reduced to 40 miles per hour.

Starting at 8:00 p.m. Monday and going through 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, there will be single lane closures in both directions between County PD and Raymond Road.

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FITCHBURG (WKOW) -- Traffic will switch along Verona Road this weekend as construction ramps up.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, traffic between County PD and Raymond Road will shift to the east side of the highway. 

The switch is expected to cause delays, so officials are urging travelers to find alternate routes if possible.

"Things are going to look different than they did the previous week when you drove through it," said WisDOT Construction Project Manager Chris Fredrick. "Pay attention to all the signing and everything, and make it through the corridor safely."

The construction depends on the weather, so the switch could be delayed if conditions are poor.

Businesses along Verona Road are hoping to stay afloat, despite stagnating sales caused by the long construction project. They've launched an app called "Verona Road Passport" to try to drive customers to their storefronts.

The app includes a list of businesses, app-only coupons and updates on the construction project.

Members of the Verona Road Business Coalition say the app is designed to bring people to the corridor, rather than avoid the road work.

You can download the app for free on iOS and Android devices.

CLICK HERE to register for weekly construction email updates from WisDOT. You can also follow the project on Facebook for more updates.

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