Wisconn Valley Development Roads

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1o/11/18-Reminder- Monthly construction update public meeting

You are invited to a monthly construction update meeting regarding the roadway improvement projects surrounding the Foxconn development and for the I-94 North-South project. The upcoming meeting for these projects will be held at SC Johnson iMET Center, in the Auditorium and will take place on the date and time outlined below:

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

SC Johnson iMET Center

Gateway Technical College

Auditorium Room #104

2320 Renaissance Blvd

Sturtevant, WI  53177

10/9/18-WisDOT soliciting bids for first phase of County KR construction

Bid opening scheduled for November 13, 2018

WisDOT is advertising a bid opportunity for the first phase of road construction on County KR, including the Wisconn Valley Way and County KR intersection in Racine County. County KR phase one/Wisconn Valley Way/County KR intersection package:

    • Bid advertisement: October 9, 2018
    • Non-mandatory contractor pre-bid meeting
      October 18, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Mt. Pleasant Village Hall Auditorium
8811 Campus Drive
Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

    • Bid let: November 13, 2018

This project will expand County KR from the east frontage road to just east of County H from a two-lane, rural roadway to a six-lane, divided urban roadway. Work also includes storm sewer and new traffic signals.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2019 starting with the westbound lanes. WisDOT will coordinate construction staging and traffic with surrounding infrastructure projects, including the Foxconn manufacturing campus construction.

This project is scheduled for substantial completion by Thanksgiving 2019. Final median and finishing work will be done by late spring 2020.

10/1/18- Public involvement meeting scheduled for October 17, 2018

You are invited to a Public Involvement Meeting regarding the roadway improvements of County KR between County H and Old Green Bay Road. Information will also be available regarding the other Wisconn Valley Development roadway improvements and the I-94 North-South Freeway Project.

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Place: Village & Town of Somers, Village Hall
7511 12th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144

The objective of the meeting is to gather public input and provide a project update. The meeting will be held in an open house format and you are welcome to attend anytime between 4 to 6 p.m.

If you require an interpreter or translator, you may request one at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (Dial 711).

9/12/18- Reminder- Monthly construction update public meeting

You are invited to a monthly construction update meeting regarding the roadway improvement projects surrounding the Foxconn development and for the I-94 North-South project. The upcoming June meeting for these projects will be held at SC Johnson iMET Center, in the Auditorium and will take place on the date and time outlined below:

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Place: SC Johnson iMET Center, Auditorium Room #104
2320 Renaissance Blvd
Sturtevant, WI 53177

The purpose of these meetings is to share current construction status and provide a preview of work expected in the following month. The update will also include a summary of current and upcoming roadway closures. There will be a brief presentation and WISDOT staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

8/17/18- Final Eastern Racine County Transportation Task Force report published

The Eastern Racine County Transportation Task Force developed pragmatic recommendations, working within existing parameters, to improve east-west travel times and help move workers to jobs. View digital draft report – or – printable draft report.

8/15/18- WisDOT announces low bidder for culvert project on Wisconn Valley local roads

WisDOT just announced the low bidder for a project to build a box culvert for the future Wisconn Valley Way and replace the box culvert on County KR. Hoffman Construction Company of Black River Falls, WI was the lowest of three bids received.

Work is expected to begin in September. This $1.7 million contract involves installing drainage structures in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stream and migratory bird limitation timeframes. Installing these culverts ahead of the roadway projects protects area resources, accelerates adjacent road construction closures and facilitates the next phase of roadway lets in late fall.

Contractors bidding for all WisDOT Wisconn Valley development roads are expected to actively engage community workforce and businesses by submitting a workforce inclusionary plan.

8/1/18- August construction update public meeting set

Stay engaged! Your opportunity to check in with WisDOT is Monday, August 6, 2018 at SC Johnson iMet Center from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Stop in and hear a presentation on current construction work and get the latest information on upcoming closures or other construction related information. Chat with project staff and share your thoughts on how things are going.  READ MORE

7/27/18- Work begins on International Drive extension project 

WisDOT plans to begin work the week of July 30, 2018 on the extension of International Drive south to connect with WIS 11. The project will construct a four-lane urban roadway linking the existing roadway with WIS 11. The project is set for completion in late 2019 . The roadway will be a concrete paved surface with a median. A new box culvert will be constructed at Hoods Creek as a part of this project. Once all work is complete, the roadway will serve as an additional north-south connection between WIS 11 and WIS 20. All work is weather dependent. READ MORE

7/27/18- Work set to begin on Braun Road between the East Frontage Road and County H

WisDOT is planning to begin work the week of August 6, 2018 on the reconstruction of Braun Road between the East Frontage Road and County H. The project will construct a six-lane urban roadway. The project is set for completion in late 2019 and is a part of the roadway projects supporting the development in and around the Wisconn Valley Development site. Initial work in 2018 will focus on the construction of the new eastbound lanes and a new box culvert.

The roadway will be a concrete paved surface with a median and multi-use paths included in the design. The multi-use paths will be constructed under a future project.  A new box culvert will be constructed at the Kilbourn Road ditch as a part of this project. Once all work is complete, the roadway will serve as an east-west connection serving Wisconn Valley. All work is weather dependent. Only local construction traffic will be allowed on Braun Road during construction. READ MORE

7/12/18-Public meeting exhibits posted online

Thank you for attending the public meeting on July 12, 2018. Most of the exhibits are posted on the overview page of this site.

7/11-18- Braun Road construction contract approved

 WisDOT has announced the approved construction contract on Braun Road from I-94 to County H in Racine County.

James Peterson and Sons, Inc. of Medford, WI was the low bidder on a $16,302,799.12 contract. This work is part of the development roadways supporting the Foxconn project site.

The project is scheduled to begin in late July to reconstruct Braun Road to a six-lane urban roadway with concrete pavement between I-94 and County H. Braun Road will be closed to motorists until fall 2019. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and contractor traffic. Read more

7/10/18-International Drive construction contract approved

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) project team has announced the approved construction contract on International Drive from WIS 11 to just south of WIS 20 in Racine County. The work is part of the development roadways supporting the Foxconn project site. Waukesha -based Zignego Company was the low bidder for the work with a bid at $8,964,539.53.

The project is scheduled to begin in late July to construct International Drive, a new four lane concrete roadway connecting WIS 11 to WIS 20.  Construction is anticipated to be complete late fall 2019. Read more

7/2/18- Public meeting July 12, 2018

Please attend the upcoming public involvement meeting regarding the roadway improvement project surrounding the Foxconn development. Information will also be available regarding the I-94 North-South project.

  • When: Thursday, July 12,2018 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Where:Village of Mount Pleasant, Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive Mount Pleasant, WI

The objective of the meeting is to gather public input and provide a project update. The meeting will follow an open house format. Please attend any time between 4 to 6 p.m. If you require an interpreter or translator, you may request one at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (Dial 711).

6/27/18 – Sturtevant and WisDOT partner on Willow Road/WIS 11/84th Street projects

A project to extend Willow Road north from Broadway Drive to WIS 11 and to reconstruct the intersection at WIS 11 and Willow Road/84th Street was recently awarded by the Village of Sturtevant Board.  This one half mile extension of Willow Road will create a new north south roadway connection between Braun Road and WIS 11 on the east side of the Village.

The contractor, A.W. Oakes & Son Inc. of Racine, was the low bidder on the locally let project valued at $4.29 million.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will assist the Village of Sturtevant in construction management.  Utility work is underway now. WIS 11 will be reduced to one lane in each direction as early as next week through November 2018.

6/15/18-June monthly Foxconn update briefing

The Village of Mount Pleasant convenes regular monthly Foxconn project briefings designed to offer interested community members the opportunity to hear directly from Village officials and project partners about the latest Foxconn-related updates and activities and ask questions. The next briefing will be held on Monday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Village Hall (8811 Campus Drive).

This briefing will feature presentations from several officials, including a construction update from M+W Gilbane, an update from SEWRPC regarding its recent report on stormwater controls in the Foxconn development area, and an update from WisDOT on its $160 million dollar Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant. Representatives from the DWD will also be on hand for an update.

The public is encouraged to submit questions online here. Briefings will be live-streamed on the Village of Mount Pleasant Facebook Page.

6/13/18 – Wisconsin-based Companies’ Low Bidders on Development Roadway Projects

WisDOT’s I-94 North-South project team has announced the low bidders for work on Braun Road and International Drive. The work is part of the development roadways supporting the Foxconn project site.

Medford-based James Peterson and Sons, Inc. was the low bidder on the Braun Road project with a bid that was received at $16,302,799.12. Waukesha-based Zignego Company was the low bidder for the work on International Drive with a bid at $8,964,539.53.

For additional information covering this and other June bid lettings go to:
http://wisconsindot.gov/hccidocs/bid-let/2018/20180612/apparentbids.pdf

 

6/12/18 – Upcoming Monthly WisDOT Infrastructure Meeting

WisDOT is hosting its monthly construction update meeting regarding the roadway improvement projects surrounding the Foxconn development and the I-94 North-South project. Please see the below details on the upcoming June meeting:

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Place: SC Johnson iMET Center
Auditorium Room #104
2320 Renaissance Blvd
Sturtevant, WI 53177

The purpose of these meetings is to share current construction status and provide a preview of work expected in the following month. The update will also include a summary of current and upcoming roadway closures. There will be a brief presentation and WisDOT staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

5/29/18 – WisDOT Awards Construction Work for Southern Segment of I-94 North-South

WisDOT’s I-94 North-South project team has awarded the south segment project to Michels Corporation headquartered in Brownsville, Wisconsin. The bid for the work was $168,872,899.28 which was the lowest of the three bids received for the work.

Work on the project is expected to begin this June with a completion date in late 2019. The project includes the reconstruction of the mainline pavement on I-94 which will add a fourth lane of traffic both north and southbound in addition to reconstructing the interchanges at WIS 11, County KR and County E. The project will stretch from WIS 142 in Kenosha County up to WIS 20 in Racine County.

5/8/18 – WisDOT Soliciting Bids for Local Road Work in Racine County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is advertising bidding opportunities for key segments of the local road work in Racine County. Braun Road and International Drive are the roads included in this solicitation. The Department anticipates letting these projects on June 12.

Construction is expected to begin on both roadways in July 2018 and be complete by late 2019. Braun Road will be reconstructed between the East Frontage Road at I-94 to County H. The roadway will be reconstructed as a 6-lane divided highway. International Drive will be extended south to connect with WIS 11. The roadway will be constructed as a 4-lane divided highway. The projects will include additional traffic control equipment, landscaping, lighting and shared use paths.

Contractors should visit http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/default.aspx for information on any pre-bid workshops, letting dates and electronic plans.

 

5/7/18 – Project Team to Host Public Meetings

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) I-94 North-South project team will be hosting monthly meetings to allow the public to receive an update on mainline and local road construction in and around the Foxconn development site. The meetings will take place on the second Thursday of each month with the meetings in July and August being held on the second Monday. The meetings will get underway at 4:30 p.m. and will include a brief project update before allowing the public to ask questions of the project team.

The first meeting will take place on May 10th and will be held in the Auditorium at the SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant. The purpose of the meetings is to share current construction status and provide a preview of work expected in the upcoming months.

 

5/2/18 – New 60 mph Speed Limit in Work Zone

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) I-94 North-South project team will be lowering the speed limit on I-94 between County G in Racine and WIS 142 in Kenosha County. The new speed limit which will be 60 mph will only impact the southbound traffic. Northbound I-94 will remain at 70 mph until traffic is switched over to allow work to begin rebuilding and adding capacity to the northbound lanes. The work on that portion of the project could begin as soon as this June.

The decision to reduce the speed limit is linked to the progress of the I-94 prep contract work which is nearing completion. Motorists will also see an increase of barrier wall along the southern portion of the work zone. The new signs will be posted overnight tonight and will be fully in place by 5:30 a.m.

 

4/26/18 – WisDOT Announces Bidding Opportunities

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing bidding opportunities for upcoming roadwork on the I-94 North- South Freeway in Racine and Kenosha counties.

I-94 North-South Freeway Southern Package (WIS 142 to WIS 20)
When: LET May 22, 2018
What: 6.5-mile freeway reconstruction and expansion project, includes reconstructing interchanges at County E, County KR and WIS 11. Work includes drainage, grading, paving, traffic signals and structures
Construction timeline: June 2018 to November 2019

I-94 North-South Freeway Central Package (WIS 20 to COUNTY G)
When: LET May 22, 2018
What: 4.5-mile freeway reconstruction and expansion project, includes reconstructing the interchange at County K. Work includes drainage, grading, paving, traffic signals and structures.
Construction timeline: June 2018 to November 2019

I-94 North-South Freeway Advanced Signing Package (WIS 142 to Rawson Ave.)
When: LET May 22, 2018
What: Initially, 11 miles of advanced freeway construction signing for reconstruction of I-94 from WIS 50/158 to College Ave., secondarily from WIS 20 to College Ave., consisting of fixed message and alternate route signing.
Construction timeline: June 2018 (Southern and Central Packages), November 2019 (Northern Package).
Note: This project will not be included in the Pre-bid workshops

 

Information on mandatory pre-bid workshops, letting dates and electronic plans will be posted here:
http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/contractors/hcci/default.aspx.

Thank you for doing business with the State of Wisconsin.

 

3/23/18 – Contract Awarded for County A and County H Rehabilitation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has awarded a roughly $6 million contract to Payne and Dolan, Inc. to rehabilitate portions of County A in Kenosha County and County H in parts of Racine and Kenosha County. The work along Kenosha County A will run from I-94 east to County H. The work on County H will take place between County H in Kenosha on the south end of the project up to WIS 20 in Racine County. The project will have a tight timeframe with work on the project to be completed in early May on County H and by June 1st for County A work.

Once completed the roadways will support diverted traffic which is expected with the reconstruction of I-94 mainline. The roads will also support the transportation needs of both workers and materials needing access into the Foxconn development.

 

3/20/18 – Public Involvement Meeting Materials

On Thursday, March 15, WisDOT hosted its third Public Involvement Meeting to discuss proposed plans for the upcoming work associated with the roadway improvements surrounding the Foxconn facility, as well as the I-94 North/South corridor. The meeting was a great opportunity to continue the conversation with the public and to share design concepts and construction operations. If you would like to browse the most up-to-date exhibits shown at the meeting, please click on the links available throughout the I-94 North/South and Development Roads webpages!

 

3/9/18 – Work on WIS 20 Set to Begin

On March 15, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is going to be resurfacing 2.5 miles of WIS 20 to prepare the roadway for the anticipated increase in traffic volume due to the Foxconn development. Work will take place between I-94 and County H in Racine County. Included in the scope of the project will be milling, base patching and pavement repair in addition to the resurfacing of the highway. There will also be work involving traffic signals, beam guards, and pavement markings. The work is expected to be complete this May.

 

3/8/18 – Public Involvement Meeting

On Thursday, March 15, WisDOT will be hosting a Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) to share updated plans for the development roads around the Foxconn development site. The meeting will be an open house format with staff available to answer questions about various projects.

Thursday, March 15
4-6 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Village Hall
8811 Campus Drive
Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

 

2/26/18 – County H Construction Update

Beginning the week of March 5, the American Transmission Company (ATC), in coordination with Racine County and WisDOT, is planning on closing County H for utility installation. County H, between County KR and Braun Road, will be closed for approximately three weeks.

Detour: Travelers should use County KR, WIS 31 and WIS 11 to get around the closure.

For more information, see the whole County H Construction Update here.

2/14/18 – Governor Walker Announces New State Website

Governor Scott Walker announced that the state has launched a new website – WisconnValley.wi.gov – that provides residents and businesses with the latest information about Foxconn Technology Group’s historic investment in Wisconsin.

The new website includes:

  • An overview of the Foxconn project, including details of the project and answers to some frequently asked questions
  • Details on the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, which enables companies seeking to do business with Foxconn to register to get connected to the company
  • Sign up to be notified of bidding opportunities as the project progresses under the public construction info signup page
  • Construction updates on the project itself, as well as nearby roads and highways.

1/10/18 – WisDOT Soliciting Bids for WIS 20 Resurfacing

WisDOT has placed ads requesting bids to complete resurfacing work on WIS 20. The Department would look to LET the work in February with work expected to get underway in March. The work will improve the condition of WIS 20 in anticipation of increased use due to the work in and around the Foxconn development site and the upcoming major reconstruction of the I-94 North/South corridor.

The work will include resurfacing just over 2.5 miles of WIS 20 between I-94 and County H. Included in the scope of work is grading, milling, base patching, pavement repair, diamond grinding, beam guards, signs, pavement markings, traffic signals and street lighting. The work is expected to be completed in May. This project will be coordinated with the ongoing work on the frontage roads along I-94 between WIS 20 and County KR.

12/6/17 – Public Involvement Meeting

On Thursday, December 14, WisDOT will be hosting a Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) to discuss proposed plans for the upcoming work associated with the I-94 North/South project, including frontage roads in Racine and Kenosha County. Although not part of the I-94 freeway project, preliminary information will also be available regarding the improvements surrounding the Foxconn development.

Thursday, December 14
3-7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Village Hall
8811 Campus Drive
Mount Pleasant, WI 53406