I-90/39 lanes closed as crews fix pavement blowout

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Gazette staff
June 10, 2015

BELOIT—The Wisconsin State Patrol says the northbound lanes of Interstate 90/39 near Shopiere Road are expected to remain blocked into the late hours Wednesday as road crews shore up buckled pavement.

State Patrol dispatcher Derrick Frisch said state highway crews had the interstate's northbound lanes closed and were diverting northbound interstate traffic on and off Shopiere Road after pavement on the highway began to buckle Wednesday evening just south of the overpass.

Crews said they'd likely have to work at least the next few hours to shore up the road, Frisch said.

Wednesday's temperature reached 90 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Frisch said heat and sun might have been the culprit for the road buckling.

He said one state highway broke up near Verona, and a few other spots in Dane and Columbia County also reported pavement blowouts Wednesday afternoon.

He said the state patrol late Wednesday had no other reports of pavement buckling elsewhere along the I-90/39 corridor in Rock County.

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