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Verona Road Business Coalition Holds Annual Meeting to provide update on 2020 Road Construction Init

Fitchburg, WI - 2020 is going to be a very busy year of converging road construction projects in the region. If you work or travel on the following roads, plan to attend the VRBC Annual Meeting to get the 2020 road construction updates:

* Verona Road (US 18/151)

* County PD/McKee Road

* North Fish Hatchery Road

Please join us for the VRBC Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm at KL Engineering, located at Suite 200, 5400 King James Way, Fitchburg, WI. You'll hear an update on how these road construction projects will affect your business & workplace in 2020-21.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is working on a seven-year reconstruction project improving Verona Road (US Highway 18/151).

What you need to know in 2020:

  • This year's construction will involve County PD/McKee Road between Fitchrona Road and Commerce Park Drive.

  • Two lanes will remain open each way on County PD throughout the construction season

  • Permanent turn restrictions will start in May (weather-permitting) at the County PD/Nesbitt Road/Kapec Road intersection. Only right turns in/out and left turns in will be permitted. The traffic signals will be removed.

  • Crews will complete the final configuration and ramp connections on County PD with Verona Road.

DOWNLOAD, PRINT AND SAVE the Verona Road Project, Stage 2 Construction Schedule:

Join Craig Thompson, new WisDOT Secretary, Debby Jackson, Transportation Development Assn. Executive Director, Bill Balke, City of Fitchburg Engineer & Steve Theisen, WisDOT Project Communications Manager as they provide the most up-to-date information on these projects.

While these projects will ultimately increase safety, decrease traffic and improve travel efficiency, it will impact the businesses located in the construction area. Verona Road Business Coalition (VRBC) was formed to be a voice for these businesses, ensuring that their economic vitality is protected and promoted throughout the construction process. "We look forward to these road construction project's being completed and the positive impact it will have on the region," said Cindy Jaggi, VRBC project manager. "In the meantime, we are working to represent and support local businesses as we work through the construction process over the next year." This event is for business owners, employers, employees, residents and commuters alike! Find out how the VRBC is advocating on your behalf at a local, state & regional level and how you can support VRBC efforts. Program starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. with networking and refreshments to follow. Registration is FREE. Space is limited.

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