DELAFIELD - The flannel shirts, hard hats and reflective vests were worn for effect, but the road construction zone was the real deal.
So was the speed-detecting laser.
In the first hour of a construction zone stakeout Wednesday night, Wisconsin State Patrol troopers nabbed 19 drivers on eastbound Interstate 94 near Highway 83, each to the tune of at least $300 a ticket. It was the start of an effort to emphasize the speed limit and the safety of workers repairing the roadway from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. that troopers will continue in sporadic shifts through November, said Sgt. Nate Clarke.
Buffered from traffic by orange barrels, Clarke and fellow Trooper Glen Jones traded their uniforms and badges for public works department duds in the traffic sting.