WisDOT to host meeting Oct. 23 about Highway 83 intersections improvements


Brass Ball Corners, Highway 50 and Highways 83/75, Paddock Lake
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be hosting a meeting next week to discuss planned improvements to two intersections along Highway 83 in Salem and Paddock Lake.

From the WisDOT announcement:

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will be conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements to two intersections in Kenosha County: WIS 83 and County C Intersection reconstruction of WIS 83 and County C Intersection in the town of Salem; WIS 83 and WIS 50 sidewalk and signal improvements at WIS 83 and WIS 50 Intersection in the village of Paddock Lake. The meeting will take place in Salem Town Hall, 9814 Antioch Road, Salem, WI 53168 on Thursday October 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be an informal, open house format. Exhibits will be displayed but no formal presentation will be given. Representatives of WisDOT will be available to discuss the proposed project and address any questions or concerns. Although information about the improvements to the WIS 83 and WIS 50 Intersection will be provided, the focus of the meeting will be on the reconstruction of the WIS 83 and County C Intersection. With a higher than average number of crashes per year with a significant number of them being severe crashes, the WIS 83 and County C Intersection is in the top five percent of hazardous intersections in the south east region of Wisconsin. Therefore, WisDOT is evaluating multiple alternatives to correct this situation. After gathering input at this meeting, design modifications will be explored and another public involvement meeting will be held in 2015. A preferred alternative will not be selected until that time so we encourage your input now. Construction is anticipated in 2018.

Of course you probably want to know if either of these involves the construction of a roundabout. I asked (via email) that question to the WisDOT communications person that sent out the announcement as well as the project manager, but I have not heard back yet.

Highways C and 83, Salem

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  1. Terry Burns says:

    Darren,

    Currently there are no plans to make Highway 50 / Route 83 into a round-a bout.
    There will be turn lane enlargement to accommodate S/B 83 from E/B 50 and 83 N to E/B 50. The Walgreens side will see the most changes to accommodate the larger turn lane. The Village is currently working with Walgreens -BP/McDonalds -and WISDOT to make sure these vital business are not hindered extensively in the planning process.

    Terry Burns
    Village President
    Village of Paddock Lake

    1. Terry – Thanks for pointing that out. Just a typo. I corrected it now.

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