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Motorists who use County Trunk Highway U from Highway 20 north to County Highway K will need to plan for a different route.

Effective Friday, that stretch of road is being shut down because of a failing culvert and road safety concerns, according to a press release by Racine County.

The road is being shut down about 1/3 of a mile north of Two Mile Road, which is where the culvert is located and it will be shut down for the next four to six weeks.

“The condition of this culvert has deteriorated rapidly due to heavy rainfall in May, which washed out base material from under the road,” said Julie Anderson, Racine County Public Works and Development Services Director. “The large culvert is failing and the road is being closed until the culvert can be replaced, which should be within the next few weeks. While we realize this may cause a temporary inconvenience, the safety of the public is our primary concern.”

County officials recommend that motorists use Highway 45 instead. They can access the road at Highway K to the north and Highway 20 to the south.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.