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Sun
06
Jul

Fitchburg police locate missing person

Fitchburg police located a missing person Monday morning.

Police found Robert H. Lucas, 59, at Lake Farm County Park around 9 a.m., Fitchburg Police Department Lt. Todd Stetzer said in a news release.

Lucas had been missing since Sunday around 12:30 p.m., when he was on his bicycle near the Byrne and Syene roads intersection. He was expected home around 1 p.m., according to a news release.

Sat
05
Jul

Verona Road construction update for July 7-11

The following update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Mon
30
Jun

Driver dies in motorcycle accident

A motorcycle driver died at the scene of an accident Sunday in Fitchburg.

Police responded to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of McKee and Omundsen roards, according to a news release from the Fitchburg Police Department.

The Dane County medical examiner identified the decased late Monday as Michael Janke, 21, of Beloit.

Janke was prounounced dead at the scene, and it appeared no other vehicles were involved, the release said.

Mon
30
Jun

Verona Road construction weekly report for June 30 - July 3

The following report is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

WEEKEND TRAVELERS: With the upcoming holiday weekend, delays are anticipated on area highways, especially during peak travel times (Friday and Sunday afternoons). Plan ahead or use alternate routes.

Fri
27
Jun

Castillo-Dimas sentenced to 55 years in prison

The Fitchburg man who ran over his 2-year-old son in an SUV and attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in July 2012 was sentened to 55 years in prison in June.

Jesus Castillo-Dimas was found guilty of 1st-Degree Reckless Homicide, 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide and 2nd-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety in the June 12 decision.

Mon
23
Jun

Lacy and Syene closure begins June 23

The intersection of Lacy and South Syene roads will be closed June 23-July 15 for railroad crossing repairs.

Detour signs will be posted to redirect drivers to alternate routes.

The repairs are required to reactivate the Fitchburg/Oregon rail line.

For more information, contact Gus Vander Wegen at 270-4266 or gus.vanderwegen@fitchburgwi.gov.

Mon
23
Jun

Verona Road construction update for June 23-27

This update is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

Tue
17
Jun

Verona Road businesses plan to work together


Photos by Victoria Vlisides. Businesses in the Verona Road corridor are working with city and state officials to create campaigns to help potential customers better understand how to access them during the Verona Road construction.

Six years of construction on a major thoroughfare can take a toll on drivers and businesses.

While motorists might seek an alternate route, businesses along the Verona Road construction project are banding together to promote themselves throughout the painful but inevitable $175 million reconstruction project.

Mon
16
Jun

Verona Road construction weekly report for June 16-20

This report is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

 

Verona Road work

Mon
16
Jun

State grant will help traffic flow


Map courtesy MSA Professional Services. The city will construct two new roads, labeled Avenue A and Avenue B on the map above, in order to provide better access to Certco, Saris Cycling Group and Thermo Fischer. Construction is slated to begin in July and will be partially covered by a TEA grant from the state.

A $1 million grant from the state could help the City of Fitchburg pay for redevelopment costs in the Arrowhead neighborhood.

The catch is that the city must prove that the grant money has helped retain about 400 jobs in the area near Certco and Saris Cycling Group.

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