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Temporary four-lane road configuration created on I-94

In an attempt to prevent additional traffic crashes on I-94 in St. Croix County, WisDOT and State Patrol are working together to implement plans to warn motorists of potential backups.

Over the next couple of days construction crews will finish in the crossovers and the ramps to create a temporary four lane configuration to last the duration of the project, which will be completed in 2014.

Until the four lanes are operational, single lane closures will be needed during the non-peak travel times. WisDOT will be put up additional signage to warn of potential backups in both the east and westbound lanes. State Patrol will step up enforcement in the area as well. Motorists will see additional troopers working in and near the construction zone.

Both departments continue to request motorists use extra caution when driving near the project. "Rear-end collisions are the most frequent type of crash in a work zone," said WisDOT Northwest Region State Patrol Commander Jeff Frenette. "Motorists need to be prepared to slow down and/or stop in work zones. That means keeping your eyes on the road at all times".

The State Patrol continues to investigate the crashes that occurred on I-94 this week in St. Croix and Dunn counties.