This piece was produced for the NEW News Lab, a local news collaboration in Northeast Wisconsin. Microsoft is providing financial support to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region for this initiative. Wisconsin has a new recipe to increase affordable housing development thanks to a “cookbook” released in February. “Enabling […]
CALEDONIA – Despite opposition from village residents, the Caledonia Village Board voted 5 to 2 Monday night to allow Racine County to build and operate a $42.5 million secure youth facility. The county plans to build a 70,000 square-foot secure residential care center facility just south of Three Mile Road at the airport’s northeast corner […]
MOUNT PLEASANT – Ashley Capital plans to start construction of two speculative industrial buildings in the Enterprise Business Park here in April. Buildings V and VI will each be 390,000 square feet. Completion is expected by the fourth quarter of this year. The construction site is west of Highway H and north of Highway 11 […]
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others cut the ribbon today on a recently revamped section of Highway H in Pleasant Prairie. The newly reconstructed stretch, nearly one mile long, is located between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road and includes the addition of turn lanes to accommodate the new Kroger Delivery fulfillment center development […]
SOMERS — The completion of the Pike River Phase II restoration project in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15, County Executive Jim Kreuser announced today. Members of the public are invited to this event, which will begin at 1 p.m. in Area No. 4 in […]
Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services. However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]
County Highway C, also known as Spring Street, will be closing. The Racine County Public Works Department will be replacing a portion of the road. From August 30 until September 27, the road will be closed. County Highway C will only be open for residents who live off the portion under construction. County Highway C […]
As one of the most dangerous professions available today, every construction worker must know these top safety tips to avoid hazards on the job.
MOUNT PLEASANT – A resurfacing of Highway C (Spring Street) between the I-94 East Frontage Road and Highway H here is scheduled to begin next Monday (July 12). The project will be completed in two phases. In Phase I, the highway will be closed between the East Frontage Road and Highway V to allow the […]
Becoming a contractor requires training, certification, and careful planning. Learn how to get started as an insulation contractor with this guide.
Warmer temperatures forecast throughout Wisconsin could create conditions for pavement buckling. Motorists are asked to take extra caution. Pavement can buckle when the weather quickly goes from cool to very hot. This causes slabs of pavement to expand and push against one another. If the pressure becomes great enough, the pavement can buckle and create […]
It’s important to keep your workers safe during dangerous projects, such as demolition. Here’s how to facilitate a safe work environment at demolition sites.
Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed April 26-30 as Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will be taking part in a nationwide campaign to spread awareness about safe driving as construction and maintenance activity increases for the spring and summer months. · View the Every Driver Makes A Difference public service […]
MADISON – Contract amendments approved Tuesday by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Board of Directors and Foxconn Technology Group significantly reduces the scope and anticipated employment levels for a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, will now be eligible to receive up to $80 million total in performance-based tax credits […]
The Department of Public Works, with the cooperation of the Racine Fire Department, has scheduled the annual wash-down of the City’s lift bridges as follows: Main Street Bridge: Friday, April 30, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.State Street Bridge: Friday, May 7, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Appropriate detours will be posted […]