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Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Gretchen Schuldt: DOC should be more open about COVID-19

In late October, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections finally disclosed the number of COVID-19 deaths among people incarcerated in state prisons. That’s good news. But it’s troubling that this disclosure, which revealed that at least five state inmates have died, came only after months of delaying, obfuscating, and covering up. And the DOC is still […]

Posted inNews

WisDOT wants to hear your thoughts on the future of transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the process of developing its new 30-year transportation plan, called Connect 2050 and is seeking input to help shape the future of transportation in the state. “Transportation impacts nearly every aspect of your life,” WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. “The time it takes you to travel to work, […]

Posted inNews

WisDOT rolls out programs to address driver’s license backlogs

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on Tuesday announced two pilot programs that will safely address a backlog of demand for Wisconsin driver’s license renewals and probationary driver’s licenses for individuals under 18 years old. The delays were created by the COVID-19 pandemic that has prevented residents from visiting the local Division of Motor Vehicle […]

Posted inConstruction

Highway 20 road resurfacing project to begin mid-June

The Highway 20 road resurfacing project will begin in mid-June from West Boulevard to Marquette Street. The project also includes installing new curb ramps, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. During the construction project, motorists will only be able to use eastbound traffic. The project is expected to be completed sometime in October. WHAT […]

Posted inGovernment

Racine Man Honored For Pre-Apprenticeship Training Work

Olatoye ‘Ola’ Baiyewu, of First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Training, received an exemplary service award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for his work in helping to staff the reconstruction of the North/South Interstate 94 project. Baiyewu helped recruit, train and place road construction trainees for the project, which spanned from the Illinois border to the tunnel […]

Posted inBreaking

Temporary closure planned for I-94 entrance ramp

The southbound entrance ramp at Hwy. 20 and I-94 will temporarily close starting next Tuesday evening (Sept. 13) to accommodate pavement repair work, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The planned closure will also affect part of a southbound lane of I-94 near the interchange. Three southbound lanes will remain open. Traffic from the […]