Drivers look out! This weekend's hot weather could cause pavement buckling
12:36 PM, Jun 15, 2018
MILWAUKEE -- With a hot and humid weather forecast for much of our region over the next several days, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation motorists to be extra alert for the potential of pavement buckling and for highway crews making needed repairs.
“While it’s difficult to predict where pavement buckling may occur, the problem is most common during the first few major heat waves of the season,” said WisDOT Pavements and Materials Engineer Barry Paye. “The hot weather causes slabs of pavement to expand and push against each other which can result in buckling if the pressure becomes great enough.”
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Offers Motorists The Following Tips: