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 close Highway K as part of the I-94 overpass bridge construction. WIDOT recently determined that when the new bridge beams are installed, the beams will be too low for trucks and emergency vehicles to pass under. The future Highway K is planned to be approximately 4-feet lower than existing so the beam height is being installed accordingly. WIDOT originally planned on doing the Highway K reconstruction (lowering) in 2013 requiring Highway K at I-94 to be closed then. Citing the widespread highway construction activities in eastern Kenosha County, county officials determined the long term Highway K closure to be unacceptable for motorists, Sipsma said. After some discussion, WIDOT has agreed to construct a temporary roadway under the bridge at a height that would allow trucks and emergency vehicles to pass under, said Sipsma. Highway K at I-94 will re-open to all motorists in early July, Sipsma said.”


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