WisDOT warns of pavement buckles as temperatures rise
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert of pavement buckles as temperatures continue to rise.
High temperatures increase the possibility of pavement buckles.
“Pavement buckling occurs when slabs of pavement expand and push against one another,” WisDOT said. “If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle and create unexpected bumps or dips.”
Although it’s difficult to predict if, or where, buckling may occur, WisDOT recommends following these tips:
- Slow down, buckle up and focus your full attention on the roadway.
- Watch for slowing traffic and be ready to move over for all roadside workers, including highway crews as they repair damaged pavement.
- Before your trip, check www.511wi.gov for the latest information on any incidents or delays. Live video feeds are now available via the 511 Wisconsin traffic cameras.
- If necessary, report serious pavement issues by calling 911. Be ready to provide specific location information.
Watch the WisDOT animation on pavement buckles at www.bit.ly/3NWPN4k.