Posted inConstruction, Development, Local news

Major portion of County KR reopens with 4 lanes; Phase II nears completion

RACINE COUNTY — Phase II of the long-term County KR reconstruction project is nearing its end with the reopening of between County H and WIS Highway 31 (Green Bay Road) on Aug. 31. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has been working with the Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County on this major construction […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

DMV Extends Driver License Renewal for Ages 60+

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has extended the license renewal period for drivers 60 and over due to the current elevated health risks with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Licensed drivers in the 60 and over category whose licenses are scheduled to expire in January, February or March 2022, will now have […]

Posted inLocal news

Wis. State Patrol’s Law of the Month: Human Trafficking Awareness

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is using its “Law of the Month” to highlight National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by bringing awareness to Wisconsin residents along with prevention tips. Today, Jan. 11, is #wearblueday as designated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign. The purpose of #wearblueday is to help raise […]

Posted inKenosha Government, Kenosha Lens

Kenosha County Warns of Dangerous Snow Removal, Driving Practices

Now that snow cover has finally landed in southeast Wisconsin, Kenosha residents and property owners are being reminded by the Kenosha County Division of Highways of proper snow removal practices. As residents are removing snow from the driveways and sidewalks on their properties, it is important to note that placing snow onto the roads is […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Northern Wisconsin Zone 1 Roads Declared Frozen Today

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) seasonal weight restriction program allows for higher weight limits when roads are frozen, and therefore able to hold more weight without damage to the roads. Once the roads are declared thawed, the weight restriction is returned to the normal limit to protect the roads from excess damage. Zone 1 […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

WisDOT: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign begins Dec. 15

WISCONSIN – Law enforcement agencies across the country begin the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign today. The national campaign’s top priority is saving lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads. The holiday season is upon us, which means parties and celebrations. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic still among us, Americans have begun […]

Posted inDevelopment, Local news

Kenosha County cuts ribbon on newly rebuilt Highway H

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and others cut the ribbon today on a recently revamped section of Highway H in Pleasant Prairie. The newly reconstructed stretch, nearly one mile long, is located between 93rd Place and Bain Station Road and includes the addition of turn lanes to accommodate the new Kroger Delivery fulfillment center development […]

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State agencies offer cybersecurity resources to protect Wisconsinites

During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) team up for a podcast to help Wisconsinites protect themselves online. The latest episode of “Transportation Connects Us” explores internet threats and the resources available to residents and businesses for dealing with them. […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

Click It Or Ticket Intensified Safety Belt Enforcement Campaign Starts Today

With pandemic restrictions being lifted, more motorists are expected to be on the road enjoying all Wisconsin has to offer during the summer months. Today through June 6, Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) officers will join law enforcement agencies statewide and nationwide, for the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization effort. They will patrol in greater […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]