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2013 Ford Escape Engine Fire Recall, I-43 Milwaukee Bridge Construction

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

Ford Motor Company is voluntarily recalling 2013 Ford Escapes with 1.6-liter engines made through July 11. “The recall is being taken to replace an engine compartment fuel line, which could split and leak fuel, potentially resulting in an underhood fire,” their website reports.

Owners should not drive their Escape and instead immediately contact their dealer, who will deliver a loaner vehicle and drive the Escape for repairs, which should take less than an hour. Most of the 11,500 affected vehicles were sold in the United States and no injuries resulting from the problem have been reported.

Information on the June 2012 Recall of Chevy Cruze

I-43 Bridge Construction from Downtown to the Airport Scheduled for Spring 2013

I-43 construction to 13 bridges from Downtown Milwaukee to Mitchell International Airport is scheduled to begin next year, reported by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last Wednesday. Announced by The Wisconsin DOT this past April, the plans to rehabilitate the bridges in a 4-mile stretch, starting at the Valley Bridge of the Marquette Interchange over the Harley-Davidson Museum and National Ave. to the Howard Bridge that crosses over the interstate just north of the Mitchell Interchange, will begin next Spring 2013 with six bridges of I-43/94 and cause “long-term single lane closure[s].”

“This stretch of I-43 serves as an important link between the Mitchell Interchange and Marquette Interchange, and is a major regional route for tourism, special events, and commerce,” the WisDOT’s Interstate 43 Bridges Rehabilitation Project brochure reads. The I-43 bridges are a “vital link…especially in advance of upcoming construction on the Zoo Interchange and Hoan Bridge projects.”

Construction to seven bridges that intersect over the interstate is expected to begin in 2014-2015, the pedestrian bridge of Warnimont Ave. still being considered as part of the project for eight bridges total.

$70,000.00 Settlement for Accident in Construction Area

It's the middle of construction season in Wisconsin right now and the Milwaukee car accident lawyers at Hupy and Abraham advise drivers to be extra cautious in road work zones. If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident in a construction zone, contact us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at (414) 223-4800 or toll-free 24/7 at (800) 800-5678.