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Jefferson Street Bridge in Burlington to close Jan. 6

BURLINGTON — The City of Burlington announced today the closure of the Jefferson Street Bridge for the duration of the project.  The closure will impact Jefferson Street, from Bridge Street to Main Street. It is estimated to be closed starting Jan 6. The project is estimated to be completed by the fall of 2023.  More […]

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Heavy construction to close Racine Public Library Oct. 5

RACINE — The Racine Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for a day of heavy construction. Adapted construction schedule for Oct. 5 Services that will remain open Services that will remain available on Wednesday are the following: The Bookmobile will continue its regular schedule.Phone calls and chat messages made to the library […]

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Racine Public Library begins 2nd-floor construction

Editor’s note: The following is a letter – in its entirety as intended – from Racine Public Library Executive Director, Angela Zimmerman. Links have been added to provide easy access to more information. Dear Community Members, We are embarking upon an exciting time as we prepare the Racine Public Library for its second-floor renovation, and […]

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Portion of Highways E and L in Kenosha County to Close for Railroad Crossing Work

Railroad crossing work will cause closures of a portion of Kenosha County Highway E beginning Monday, June 14, and a portion of County Highway L beginning on Monday, June 21. The work is being done on the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the Village of Somers. The work on the railroad crossing on County Highway E, […]

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Risk of pavement buckling rises with temperatures

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 […]

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Every driver can make construction zones safer

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 […]

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Underground piping and tunnel construction project to start at UW-Parkside April 26

SOMERS, Wis. – Beginning April 26, 2021, the UW-Parkside campus will begin a construction project to make repairs to the underground utility piping and tunnel on campus. The work will be divided into two phases and will last until approximately August 11, 2021. This work will affect traffic patterns on campus. There will be construction […]

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State Street Lift Bridge Will Close Periodically For Repairs

Due to lift bridge repairs, the State Street Bridge will be closed periodically to vehicular traffic commencing on Thursday, January 14, and continuing until Thursday, April 1. The vehicular traffic closure will only occur on the days that the bridgework requires it to be lifted for servicing, at which time the following detour routes should […]

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WIS 11 Project Set To Begin

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will get underway with the reconstruction of WIS 11 (Durand Avenue), between WIS 31 and Kentucky Street, in Racine County. The project is expected to be complete in summer of 2021.   The project will include the reconstruction of the following: Existing pavement structure, curb and gutter, sidewalk and […]

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Work Begins On New $6 Million Sports Complex

RACINE, WI — Racine County officials joined Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy in putting the first shovel in the dirt in the $6 million S.C. Johnson Community Sports Complex at Pritchard Park Wednesday. In partnership with the Racine Unified School District, Racine County Murphy joined Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Racine Unified Superintendent […]

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Construction Carnage: Human Cost Of The I-94 North-South Project

RACINE COUNTY, WI — If you feel that traveling on I-94 in southeastern Wisconsin through road construction is more dangerous than it has been in the past, you are not alone. When Wisconsin Patch reached out to travelers about their experiences, we were bowled over with responses. “I make a prayer every day I drive […]

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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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