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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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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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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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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 […]

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Thursday closing of Washington Avenue is one-block long for one day

It is the smallest of roadway segment closings, but for today, it will be very annoying. Wisconsin Highway 20 (Washington Avenue) will be closed for the day between 12th Street and 13th Street for milling and paving operations. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, traffic will be detoured between 12th Street and 13th Street […]