WisDOT, Racine County and Kenosha County entered into a state trunk highway jurisdictional transfer agreement in April 2018 for County KR improvements between I-94 and Old Green Bay Road. The agreement allows WisDOT to complete design and construction activities for this section of County KR. The counties are responsible for right of way acquisition and relocations. After construction, WisDOT will return jurisdiction of the roadway to the counties for ongoing control, access rights and maintenance.
The design and construction of the section of County KR between I-94 and County H (County KR-Phase 1) is being completed as part of the Wisconn Valley Development Road projects within the Foxconn Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing (EITM) zone. The section between County H and Old Green Bay Road lies outside the EITM zone and is being evaluated in the Environmental Assessment (EA). It is also referred to as the County KR-Phase 2 project.
Click on the links below to view specific aspects of the County KR Environmental Document: (Please note that some larger files may take a moment to download.)
- County KR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- County KR Environmental Assessment
Public hearing materials – February 28, 2019:
- Background and schedule exhibits
- Roadway exhibits
- Plan view exhibit
- Retaining wall exhibit– looking northeast
- Retaining wall exhibit – north from driveway
Comments received at public hearing:
- A total of 51 public comments were received at the public hearing and during the EA public comment period between January 29, 2019 and March 7, 2019.
- Many comments were from residents who live near to or along the project corridor and who generally do not support the project in its current configuration.
- Many of the comments were related to how the project will impact the character of residential neighborhoods and individual properties particularly on the east side of the project area where residential uses are more prevalent.
- Several comments also questioned the need for the project and the projected traffic volumes due to the recent uncertainties surrounding the implementation of the Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant.
- In addition, several comments stated the roadway should be designed for a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour instead of the proposed speed limit of 45 mile per hour.
- A petition signed by about 160 individuals was submitted requesting the project be re-evaluated further before final plans are made. The petition also requested a panel comprised of political representatives from the adjacent villages and counties and a WisDOT representative be made available for questions by the public before the plans move forward.
- Several comments expressed support for the two-way left turn lane between UPRR and 56th Avenue.
- Transcripts of Proceedings (1 of 2)
- Transcripts of Proceedings (2 of 2)
- Testimony Submittals
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) document (Updated May 16, 2019)