The Merrimac Ferry Traveler Information System provides travelers
with an estimate of their wait time to use the ferry service.
The Merrimac Ferry is a free car ferry service across the
Wisconsin River on WIS 113 between Merrimac and Okie. During peak
season, up to 1,200 vehicles a day use this service, creating a line
of up to 50 cars.
The traveler information system
automatically detects vehicles as they line up at the ferry landings
and computes an estimated wait time for the ferry service.
Messages indicating wait times in 15-minute increments are displayed on roadside signs both along the ferry waiting ramps and
remote signage along the roadways leading to the ferry