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Labor Day Holiday Travelers Asked to Buckle Up, Be Patient, and Safe

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and its Division of State Patrol are asking Labor Day holiday travelers to buckle up, stay alert, and be prepared for slower traffic in work zones and along major travel corridors. Peak travel periods are expected between noon and 8 p.m. on Friday and during the same timeframe on […]

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5 Construction Zones We Can’t Stand, And What We Do To Avoid Them

RACINE COUNTY, WI — There’s an old saying in Wisconsin that there are two seasons: winter and construction season. We get it: road construction projects are a necessity — traffic engineers are always drawing up ways to make our roads safer, easier to travel and smarter when it comes to planning for future growth. But […]

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Memorial Day weekend travelers asked to plan ahead, buckle up, be patient, and safe

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and its Division of State Patrol are asking Memorial Day weekend travelers to plan ahead, buckle up, expect slower traffic in work zones and along major travel corridors. Peak travel times are expected to occur between noon and 8 p.m. on Friday (May 24) and Monday (May 27). Construction […]

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Racine County, municipalities see first of 2019 WisDOT dollars for multiple highway needs

Racine County and its many villages, towns and two cities have received the first of their quarterly payments from the state for various highway projects and enforcement. Newly sworn-in Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that local governments received quarterly payments this week totaling $118,205,118 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids. […]

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Winning Highway KR bid, $14.9 million, starts massive road expansion project

UPDATE: This story has been changed to correctly identify the location of the headquarters of the winning bidder, Michels Corp. The company is based in Brownsville, Wisconsin. Work begins in March on the initial phase of the expansion of Highway KR. Westbound segments will kick off the campaign. Wisconsin Depart of Transportation received three bids […]

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The beat goes on: WisDOT pushes ahead with Foxconn area road improvements

For area residents who find they can’t avoid the areas around the Foxconn Technology Group project, it often seems like driving through a war zone. In case you haven’t transversed the area lately, here’s what’s going happening with several projects. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be reconstructing 16.5 miles of multi-lane roadways in and […]