WisDOT to host informational meeting in Highway 45 project on May 27

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is announcing a public involvement meeting to discuss improvements planned for Highway 45 in Kenosha and Racine counties.

The meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Kenosha County Center (Hearing Room), 19600 75th St. (Highways 50 and 45), Bristol.

A brief presentation about the project will be given at 4 p.m., followed by an informal open house until 6 p.m. Project exhibits depicting the preferred roadway improvement alternatives and the associated real estate and environmental impacts will be available for viewing. The exhibits will also depict the impacts to historical and archeological properties along the project corridor. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project.

The improvements on Highway 45 will extend from Highway 50 north to Highway 11. The project limits are approximately eight miles long and run through the village of Bristol and town of Paris in Kenosha County, and the village of Union Grove and town of Yorkville in Racine County.

The project scope includes the following features: Provide safe sight distances on hill and curves, improve slopes and ditches, widen existing shoulders, add bypass lanes at tee intersections, improve four way intersections by providing adequate number and lengths of turn lanes, upgrade traffic signals at Highway 50, provide sidewalks in urban areas, and improve drainage.

Construction activities are anticipated to start in 2022. US 45 traffic would be detoured during construction; however, accommodations would be provided for local traffic.

All citizens that are affected by this project are encouraged to attend. Citizens who are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, can contact Project Manager Justin Suydam at (262) 548-8745.

Written comments can be mailed to: Justin Suydam, WisDOT, 141 NW Barstow Street, P.O. Box 798, Waukesha, WI 53187. Citizens who require a sign language interpreter may request one by contacting Justin Suydam at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).


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