After a long season of road construction on the busiest stretch of highway in Muskego, there is literally a light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, dozens of them.
Nearly overnight, road crews have begun streetlight installation at the eastern end of the construction zone to Martin Drive. In addition, electronic signs are heralding 'changing traffic patterns,' which Jeff Muenkel, City Development Director, confirmed means cars will ride on either side of the median strips beginning on Nov. 16.
"What will happen first is that a single lane of traffic will be open in either direction on the appropriate sides of the median," he said. "The outside lanes will only be open to allow crews to continue working on the medians to complete the raised planters and other features."
In the meantime and as always, keep your eyes open for signs directing traffic, and be aware that there will still be workers present. Even though cars will have a little more 'elbow room,' the speed limits are likely to remain the same (25 mph) as well until crews have cleared the entire roadway.