Millions of dollars of roads projects are underway in the Wisconn Valley. Some of those projects will take years to complete, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

There’s also a number of sewer and water projects that are being done at the same time. Read about those projects in Katie Knoff’s environmental column.

But here’s where the orange barrels will be this construction season and how you can get around them.

  • County KR (between East Frontage Road and County H)
    • County KR, between East Frontage Road and County H, will be expanded to a six-lane concrete roadway. Construction of the new westbound lanes, to the north of the existing roadway, is
      scheduled to start early April. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction on the current roadway. All lanes of traffic on County KR are scheduled to be open by late 2019. READ MORE
  • County H (County KR and Braun Road)
    • Work began in mid March to reconstruct County H to a four-lane concrete roadway. All newly reconstructed County H lanes are scheduled to be open by spring 2020.  Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph from south of County KR to WIS 11 during construction.READ MORE
  • Braun Road (I-94 to 90th Street)
    • The project began in August 2018 to reconstruct Braun Road to a six-lane urban roadway with concrete pavement between I-94 and County H. Braun Road is closed to motorists until fall 2019. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and contractor traffic.
  • International Drive (South limit to WIS 11)
    • The project began in August to construct International Drive, a new four lane concrete roadway connecting WIS 11 to WIS 20.  Construction is anticipated to be complete late fall 2019.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.