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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