For motorists wondering what type of construction work is going on along Maple Grove Road near Highway 18/151, it's for salt.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said a road salt storage facility is going up on a narrow hillside between Maple Grove Road and the highway, just across the road from the Badger Prairie grounds on Verona's Far East Side.

Work crews have the foundation in and the project should be finished by late summer.

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The project isn't impinging on the road, but motorists are asked to slow down when going through the work zone.

The facility was included in the Verona Road Project because of a shortage of highway salt facilities in Dane County.

Work on the massive Verona Road Project has started this spring, and nightly lane closures are planned on McKee Road and Verona Road south of Raymond Road, starting on April 9.

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