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What’s next for Highway KR?

As public opinion – and controversy – swirls around the Foxconn Technology Group’s planned manufacturing complex in southwestern Mount Pleasant, work continues on a number of infrastructure improvements that surround the project. Among the most massive efforts is the widening and improvements to Highway KR. As County KR serves as the dividing line between Racine […]

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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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Wisconsin DMV issues new Medical College of Wisconsin license plate

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is accepting orders for the new Medical College of Wisconsin specialty-license plates which features the organization’s green and white logo. Purchasing this plate includes the $15 issuance fee for non-personalized plates. There is no additional donation fee required when purchasing this plate. View a […]

Posted inLocal newsWeather

Snow has stopped, but extreme cold weather still a concern when driving

As snowfall trails off, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation urges motorists to still take extra precautions if travel is necessary. WisDOT’s 511wi.gov winter road condition map shows local roads are improved and declared “Good Winter Driving” as of 5 a.m. Thursday. Preparation before winter travel, however, remain important, WisDOT says: Know the current road conditions, check 511wi.gov […]

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Racine County, municipalities see first of 2019 WisDOT dollars for multiple highway needs

Racine County and its many villages, towns and two cities have received the first of their quarterly payments from the state for various highway projects and enforcement. Newly sworn-in Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that local governments received quarterly payments this week totaling $118,205,118 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids. […]

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Winning Highway KR bid, $14.9 million, starts massive road expansion project

UPDATE: This story has been changed to correctly identify the location of the headquarters of the winning bidder, Michels Corp. The company is based in Brownsville, Wisconsin. Work begins in March on the initial phase of the expansion of Highway KR. Westbound segments will kick off the campaign. Wisconsin Depart of Transportation received three bids […]

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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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Highway 38-County MM info meeting set for Monday by WisDOT

State-planned improvements and reconstruction of the intersection of County Highway MM and State Highway 38 will be discussed of a Monday open house. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has scheduled an open house-style meeting to discuss the ongoing reconstruction. The meeting will be held Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Mount Pleasant Village Hall, […]

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Labor Day weekend travelers urged to plan ahead across Wisconsin

To help accommodate traffic flow over the Labor Day weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will temporarily halt work on most highway construction projects around the state. Still, drivers are asked to be alert for work zones, lane restrictions and potential delays. Peak travel periods are expected to occur between noon and 8 p.m. […]

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Douglas Ave., Washington Ave. projects proceed; Foxconn roadwork speeds up

The summer of punishing road projects in and around Racine feels like it has been going on since LAST summer, but that’s not really the case. And, in fact, progress is visibly real in some cases. One of the more challenging projects, in terms of following the signs for lane realignment, has been Washington Avenue […]