Public meeting scheduled for upcoming I-39/90 construction at WIS 26 and US 14 interchanges, Janesville

Release date: March 6, 2019

I-39/90 construction at the Janesville interchanges is scheduled from spring 2019 to fall 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, March 19 to discuss the planned construction schedule and staging to reconstruct and expand Interstate 39/90 from Kennedy Road, north of the WIS 26 interchange (Exit 171A), to the I-39/90 and US 14 interchange (Exit 171B) in Janesville. The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the AmericInn (3900 Milton Avenue) in Janesville. A formal presentation will occur at 4:30 p.m.

Work is tentatively scheduled to start in March and will be completed in fall 2021 (weather-permitting). Throughout construction, I-39/90 will remain open with two lanes of traffic in each direction during daytime hours and weekends. Work will begin on the northbound Interstate lanes and northbound traffic will be shifted over to temporary lanes onto the southbound side of I-39/90 during construction. When the northbound expansion is complete within these limits, both northbound and southbound motorists will be shifted to the new northbound pavement as crews reconstruct and expand the Interstate’s southbound lanes.

During construction, short- and long-term ramp closures are planned at the WIS 26/Milton Avenue and US 14/Humes Road interchanges. Advanced notice of these ramp closures will be announced to the media and on the project’s website at

For more information about the I-39/90 Project, visit the project website to register for project email updates, and follow the project on Facebook at

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and ask questions regarding this project. Maps showing the proposed improvements will be on display. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact Emmanuel Yartey at (608) 884-7131. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Emmanuel Yartey, WisDOT Southwest Region Project Field Office, 111 Interstate Blvd., Edgerton, WI 53534 or Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Emmanuel Yartey at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).

For more information, contact:

Steve Theisen, Project Communications Director
(608) 884-1230,