As part of the ongoing I-39/90 and I-43/WIS 81 interchange reconstruction project in Beloit, there will be ramp access changes and restrictions starting Friday night (July 30). I-43 southbound will be closed between Hart Road and I-39/90 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Drivers will be detoured via Hart Road to Shopiere Road to access I-39/90 northbound or southbound.
Starting Friday night, the turning movement from I-39/90 northbound to WIS 81/Downtown Beloit (Exit 185) will be restricted until mid-August. Motorists can still use Exit 185 and follow I-43 northbound to Hart Road to turn around and use I-43 southbound into Beloit.
In addition, southbound I-43 traffic will shift onto the new structure over I-39/90. The new I-43 southbound ramp to I-39/90 northbound will also open. Northbound WIS 81 traffic from Beloit wishing to access I-39/90 northbound must use the Hart Road detour until mid-next week. At that time, access will be restored for WIS 81 traffic to merge onto I-39/90 northbound.
Drivers are urged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes, and allow extra time to reach their destination. These traffic changes and restrictions are weather dependent and subject to change.
Travel information on Wisconsin highways can be found at 511wi.gov. Stay informed with I-39/90 project email updates and register at i39-90.wi.gov under the “Sign Up for Updates” tab. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on the road.