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Salem approves bid for 2014 road rehab program

The Salem Town Board last week approved a bid for the 2014 road rehabilitation program. The chosen bid from Black Diamond Group, Inc. of Oak Creek totaled $1,888,888 for four groups of work. The next lowest bid was $2,561,797. Four groups of work will be done: Streets in Salem Oaks Subdivision, Cross Lake Subdivision and […]

Highway 45 project pushed back to 2018

A major construction project on Highway 45 from the state line north to Highway 50 has been pushed back another year. Information distributed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation at a public involvement meeting at the Bristol Municipal Building on Monday said construction is now projected to start in the spring of 2018 and be […]

Local I-94 project closings start tonight

The weather was just warm one day, but here comes the I-94 construction season. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced the following local closures, due to begin tonight: Beginning the night of Monday, March 31, I-94 WEST (NB) exit ramp to WIS 50, and WIS 50 entrance ramp to I-94 EAST (SB) will be […]

WisDOT to hold meeting on Highway 45 on April 7

Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials will be in Bristol on April regarding the Highway 45 improvement project. WisDOT representatives will be hosting a public open house at the Bristol Municipal Building, from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 7, said Bristol village administrator Randy Kerkman. DOT officials will have the latest information regarding proposed improvements to Highway 45 […]

Paris formally opposes roundabout at Highways 142 and 45

The Paris Town Board Tuesday passed a resolution opposing a state Department of Transportation proposal to build a roundabout at the Highways 45 and 142 intersection in Paris. Board opposition to the roundabout centers on the projected impact on at least two current businesses at the intersection. State plans presented last month show the roundabout […]

Highway C to be closed Wednesday for culvert work

Highway C in between Highways MB and 45 is scheduled to be closed Wednesday. The Kenosha County Department of Public Works will be installing a culvert from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. During that time,  Highway C will remain open to local traffic only accessing homes, businesses and farms on Highway C, a […]

Paris hears options on Highways 45 &142 intersection; tables roundabout resolution again

The Paris Town Board Tuesday night tabled a resolution opposing the construction of a roundabout at the Highways 142 and 45 intersection after hearing a presentation on alternatives  from Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives. The board also considered the resolution last month, but tabled it then to hear the presentation delivered Tuesday night. Board members […]

Proximity to historical home shouldn’t change WisDOT roundabout plans at Highways K & 45

A historical home located in Bristol near the Highways 45 and K intersection has not changed the state’s plans and projected location for a roundabout there. Alternatives such as shifting the roundabout to the east slightly were not as good since that more heavily impacted agricultural land and wetlands, said Jaymin Patel of Bollinger, Lach […]

WisDOT to host meeting Tuesday on Highways 45 and K roundabout

A property’s eligibility for inclusion on the National Register of Historical Places has prompted the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to hold another informational meeting regarding the proposed construction of a roundabout at Highways 45 and K along the Bristol/Paris border. The subject property is at 6030 Highway 45 (Bristol Road). the meeting will be to […]

Salem awards bid for road repairs to Payne & Dolan

At tonight’s Town of Salem Board of Supervisors regular board meeting which was held earlier this evening, the board unanimously approved the bid award for the 2013 Town Road Rehabilitation Project to Payne & Dolan, Inc.  The base bid total was $1,355,998.75.  The only other bidder, Stark Asphalt, came in with a lower bid of […]

Randall approves crack filling and slag sealing work for town roads

The Randall Town Board approved about $50,000 in crack filling and slag sealing work for select town roads. The crack filling will cost about $19,000. It will performed on: roads on the southeast side of Powers Lake; some streets along the east side of Lake Benedict; part of 383rd Avenue and all of 87th Place […]

Highway 45-Highway K intersection to become four-way stop

The intersection of Highway K and 45 — notorious among local residents as a location of serious crashes through the years — will be changed to a four-way stop by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Currently only traffic on Highway K has to stop. Mike Pyritz, a WisDOT spokesman, said re-striping and sign placement for the change is scheduled […]

Highway C and MB roundabout is open to traffic

Getting through Bristol is a little easier today after the opening of the Highway C and MB roundabout. The former two-way stop intersection opened late Friday. I checked at about 11 a.m. and then again at 3 p.m., but the barricades were still up on Friday. Word is that it did open up later on […]

Highways C and MB roundabout to open Friday

If you are one of the many Western Kenosha County residents who have been inconvenienced by the construction of a roundabout intersection at Highways C and MB in Bristol  there’s good news for you. The director of the county Highways Department says the intersection will be opened for traffic again this Friday, Nov. 30. From Gary Sipsma, county Highway […]

Culvert replacement to close some Salem roads

Salem Town Clerk Cindi Ernest has released the following statement regarding upcoming road closures in the town: Culverts are being replaced and the roads will be closed and impassable during the following dates: October 15, 2012 through October 22, 2012 – 256th Avenue will be closed at the 9500 block. October 22, 2012 through October […]

Work on Salem town roads to begin Monday

Salem’s 2012 Road Improvement Project will begin on Monday, Sept. 17. All of the selected roads are in the Lake Shangri-la area. Specific roads involved in the project are: 121st St, 217th Ave, 121st Pl, 219th Ave, 220th Ct, 220th Ave and 221st Ave.

WisDOT meeting on Highways 45 and K roundabout intersection is Wednesday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be holding a public information meeting Wednesday regarding the re-construction of the Highway 45 and K intersection along the Bristol-Paris border as a roundabout. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hearing Room in the Kenosha County Center, Highways 45 and 50, Bristol. The purpose of the meeting […]

Work on Highway C and MB roundabout to begin Tuesday; detour in effect

Traffic will be detoured around the Highway C and MB intersection in Bristol beginning Tuesday as work that will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection begins, Gary A. Sipsma, Kenosha County Director of Highways reports. The intersection will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project. The contractor for the project is Payne and […]

Salem approves 2012 road improvement program

The Salem Town Board has approved improving several roads in the town yet this construction season. Effected roads are: 121st Street, 217th Avenue, 121st Place, 219th Avenue, 220th Court, 220th Avenue and 221st Avenue. The low bid of $199,955 from B.R. Amon & Sons, Inc. of Elkhorn was accepted at a Town Board meeting last week. […]

Railroad crossing at Highway K east of W set for work

The Kenosha County Department of Public Works announces scheduled work to improve the Canadian National Railroad crossing located on Highway K, approximately 0.3 miles east of  Highway W in Wheatland. The Canadian National Railway Company will be reconstructing the existing crossing on Highway K. The project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday Aug. 14, and […]

Paddock Lake to close 236th Ave. at Highway 50 for road project

Paddock Lake will close 236th Avenue at Highway 50 in coordination with repairs scheduled for the state highway in coming weeks. The closure will be temporary for the following days and times: Mon. July 16  from 6:30 am to 4 pm. Tues. July 17 from 6:30 am to 4 pm. Wed. July 18 from 6:30 […]

Highway K to stay closed at I-94 until early July

It looks like Western Kenosha County residents will be losing one of the most traveled routes east across I-94 for a while: An unanticipated closure of Highway K at I-94 will continue for three weeks, according to Kenosha County Highway Commissioner Gary Sipsma. Sipsma said the Wisconsin Department of Transportation had determined it necessary to […]

Construction work continuing on Highway 50 in Paddock Lake

Both eastbound lanes of Highway 50 are closed this morning about midway through Paddock Lake. A sign at the site says work by Kenosha County will be going on there all this week. Traffic has been reduced to one lane in each direction through the construction zone.

State favors roundabout for Highways 45 and K, says project engineer

The state Department of  Transportation favors constructing a roundabout at Highways 45 and K as a way to reduce serious crashes there, the engineer for the project said. Jaymin Patel, project engineer, said roundabout and four-way stop alternatives were both considered by the state, but the roundabout has more potential for preventing serious crashes and therefore earned the state’s preference. […]

Watch out for crossing equipment at Highway 50 and I-94

As the work gets serious down on Highway 50 at I-94 very large equipment is moving around. Today around 11:55 a.m., as I approached the underpass from the west a sheriff’s deputy pulled his squad car across the road to block traffic while some equipment moved from the median onto the old Howard Johnson/Days Inn site. Might be a good idea to keep […]

WisDOT to host Highway K and 45 roundabout meeting

View Larger Map The Wisconsin Department of Transportation host a meeting on April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kenosha County Center, Highwasy 45 and 50, Bristol, a proposal to locate a roundabout at the Highway 45 and K intersection. Roundabouts along Highway 45 have been proposed by the state at several intersections along […]

Few public comments at Highway 45 controlled access hearing

A Wisconsin Department of Transportation hearing on designating Highway 45 a controlled-access highway drew about 40 audience members Monday night at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol. But only two members of the public made comments or asked questions during the formal hearing. Others may have submitted written comments or made one-on-one oral statements to a court reporter. To open […]

Randall road project maps

Living in northwest Randall and wondering what specifically is going to happen to the town road in front of your property when street rehab work in that area begins soon? This series of maps supplied by town engineering firm Ruekert-Mielke shows exactly what works is going to be done where for the project from ditching to paving to tree canopy trimming […]

Randall approves contract for next phase of road project

Randall’s program of road rebuilding continued Thursday with the approval of a bid for the next phase of the project. The Town Board approved a bid by B.R. Amon of Elkhorn of $959,000 for the work that will repair and resurface roads in the Knolls subdivision and other town roads in the northwest sector of the town. B.R. Amon […]

Highway 75 open

Highway 75 north of Highway 50, under construction all summer, is open for through traffic again. The biggest change is a new four-way stop at the Highway K intersection. It comes up quick if you’re used to using 75 as a short cut north from Highway 50. It has flashing red lights too, but you can never […]

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