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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will have rumble strips put in on Highway 38 from County Trunk Highway K to North County Line Road after the road was identified as having “severe” safety needs, according to state documents.

A study of the number of crashes along that stretch of road revealed that there was one crash every two weeks and an injury-related crash every three weeks from 2009 through 2013.  There were also two fatal car crashes in 2009.

Over the five-year time frame, 48 crashes were reported and many involved head-on collisions, side-swipes of cars going the opposite direction and run off the road-type crashes, according to the Wisconsin Department of transportation.

Construction is expected to begin in mid-2016. Read more about the plan here: Highway 38 Rumble Strips

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