Part of Capitol Drive Closed for Repair Today

Emergency repairs needed near Calhoun Road; officials urge motorists to find alternate routes. A vehicle drove right into wet pavement near the intersection Friday afternoon.

Motorists who normally travel on Capitol Drive near Calhoun Road might want to consider an alternate route Friday afternoon and evening.

Emergency road work is expected to continue until about 7 p.m. to fix a section of Capitol just west of Calhoun, the state Department of Transportation said.

Two westbound lanes will be affected by the repair work, but the DOT is urging all motorists who normally drive on that stretch of the road to consider another route during the evening commute.

Driver who go through that stretch of road are asked to be cautious when maneuvering around the work zone.

The emergency repairs were necessary when workers doing routine work on Capitol Drive overnight discovered that gravel material underneath the asphalt had deteriorated significantly and had to be replaced, a DOT spokesman said.

Also, a vehicle drove right into wet pavement at that intersection and got stuck and left tire marks, Brookfield police said.

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