Roads & Bridges names Verona Road (US 18/151) Project as top project in North America for 2017

WisDOT thanks residents, businesses and the public for their continued patience.

Release date: December 5, 2017

In October, Roads & Bridges magazine selected Stage 1 of the Verona Road (US 18/151) Project in Dane County as the top road project in North America for 2017. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is overseeing the major reconstruction project in Madison and Fitchburg.

Construction of the 3-year $107 million project was completed on time and under budget and was successful in providing extensive community involvement, environmental assessment, and innovative solutions to improve safety and mobility for all modes of transportation throughout the corridor. Strand Associates, Inc.® of Madison, led the design of the Verona Road Project by combining major design elements in ways not before seen in Wisconsin, and possibly the nation. With 110,000 vehicles that pass through the Madison Beltline and Verona Road interchange daily, this unique design helps save travelers’ precious time and personal resources.

Roads & Bridges magazine, a 111-year trade publication, is one of the leading business-to-business media brands covering the transportation construction and maintenance marketplace. The article can be found at

Stage 2 work is underway in the Fitchburg area and the entire Verona Road Project is currently scheduled to be completed in fall 2020. Information on the Verona Road Project can be found at or the project Facebook page at

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