Labor Day weekend has been deadly on Wisconsin roads with an average of eight traffic fatalities during the last five years. Moreover, traffic fatalities so far this year are about 8% higher than the same period last year.

To prevent deaths and injuries over the Labor Day holiday period, the Wisconsin State Patrol will use all of its available resources for high-visibility traffic safety enforcement to get motorists to buckle up, obey speed limits, drive sober, and eliminate distractions.

To minimize travel disruptions during the Labor Day Weekend, most major highway construction projects will be suspended from noon on Friday, September 2 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday September 6.

Traffic is expected to e heavy throughout hte holiday period, especially from about noon until 8 p.m. on both Friday Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5