Crash investigation sites are designated safe zones for
distressed motorists to relocate to if they are involved in an
incident on the freeway.
The sites are intended for use by motorists
to exchange insurance information or make emergency repairs to
vehicles following a minor collision or breakdown, provided that the
vehicle is able to be driven. They are also used as relocation sites
by freeway service patrols.
The shoulder of the freeway is not a safe place for motorists to
stop. These sites enhance safety by moving pedestrians and stalled
vehicles away from high-speed, "live" traffic lanes. They
also remove distractions and potential obstacles for other
motorists, thereby minimizing secondary incidents.
Most crash investigation sites are located near freeway exits,
but are not visible from the freeway. Future plans include sites
along freeway off-ramps for easier accessibility.
signs located along freeway ramps and arterial streets guide
motorists to the sites. Common locations are shopping centers,
municipal sites, and park and ride lots. The sites are well lit and
often include access to a pay phone.
Currently, crash investigation sites are located in the greater
State Patrol truck weigh station near County G
Racine County Sheriff’s substation at WIS 20
Wisconsin Tourism Information Center on WIS 165
US 45 corridor
Good Hope Road park and ride lot
Stolper Drive located in the northwest quadrant of the US 45
interchange at Pilgrim Road
Lannon Road (County Y)
US 45 southbound exit ramp to Hampton Avenue
US 45 southbound exit ramp to Appleton Avenue
I-894 southbound exit ramp to Lincoln Avenue
76th Street/State Fair park and ride lot
Watertown Plank Road park and ride lot overflow lot in the
northwest quadrant of the interchange