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 inWeather

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Expands Frozen Road Law to Entire State

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has officially expanded the Frozen Road Law to the entire state. This declaration went into effect on Saturday, January 22 due to ongoing weather conditions impacting the state of Wisconsin. The highways across the state of Wisconsin are officially frozen. The frozen road law now covers the entire state […]

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 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 […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

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 inPress releases

WisDOT September Law of the Month: Drive with caution as school buses return this fall

WISCONSIN- After an unprecedented pandemic school year, students across Wisconsin are going back to the classroom, which will bring out more traffic near schools. September’s Law of the Month reminds drivers of the rules involving school buses and ways to protect young passengers. “School bus law violations pose serious risks for children, but the threat […]

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WisDOT Opens Public Comment Period for 2021 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan provides information about WisDOT’s efforts to continually improve accessibility throughout the state highway system including roadside facilities, navigability within public rights of way, and public input processes. […]

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State Patrol reminds motorists to look twice, share the road with motorcycles

Motorcycle fatalities increased 40% in 2020 over the previous five years’ average. May is national “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” and the Wisconsin State Patrol is asking motorcyclists and all other motorists to share the road, be alert and safe. 2020 preliminary data for Wisconsin shows there were 2,095 motorcycle crashes, 1,788 motorcyclists injured, and 112 […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS

Midwest states collaborate on pandemic response, highway safety

Midwestern states have been collaborating on a variety of transportation issues, from the future of vehicle technology to their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These efforts, led by the Mid America Association of Transportation Officials (MAASTO), are the topic of a special three-part series of Transportation Connects Us, the official podcast of the Wisconsin Department […]

Posted inKenosha Government, Kenosha Lens

Gov. Evers, WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson Announces Transportation Grant to Support Kenosha County Job Growth

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced a new grocery distribution center in the Village of Pleasant Prairie that plans to employ more than 700 people will be supported by a $951,315 WisDOT Economic Assistance (TEA) grant awarded to Kenosha County to make needed roadway improvements. The 350,000-square foot, $112 […]

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Wisconsin DMV recognized for stopping fraud scam

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Compliance, Audit, and Fraud Unit recently received recognition for its initiative to detect fraud and enhance the integrity of DMV products. The unit uncovered a fraud ring in the Madison community, which led to investigations in other states. In recognition of their work, DMV […]

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WisDOT/State Patrol reminds motorists to be alert for deer

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), State Patrol, and partner law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists to be alert for the potential of deer darting across roadways during upcoming weeks. Deer/vehicle crashes typically peak during the October and November “rutting” period when bucks pursue potential mates.  “The best strategy to protect yourself and minimize the […]