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Salem Town Board upholds roundabout opposition

The Salem Town Board has  upheld its opposition to a roundabout at the Highway C and Highway 83 intersection. A motion to rescind a resolution passed by the board in November 2015 opposing the roundabout failed Monday by a 2-3 vote. Chairman Diann Tesar and Supervisor Dennis Faber voted in favor of rescinding and Supervisors […]

WisDOT and Salem discuss Highways 83 and C roundabout again

Salem Town Board members at a special meeting Tuesday again listened to Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives talk about why the state wants to rebuild the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection as a roundabout. There wasn’t a lot of new information shared, but state officials again made their case that the intersection has a safety problem […]

Salem Town Baord to hold special meeting Tuesday; roundabout meeting to follow

The Salem Town Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m. According to the agenda distributed by the town clerk Monday, the meeting will start at 5 p.m. with a closed session relative to joint and/or consolidated services agreements. The meeting will eventually move out of closed session for possible discussion, action or an announcement regarding […]

Salem asks state for another Highways 83/C roundabout meeting

The Salem Town Board on Monday asked the state Department of Transportation to hold another public informational meeting about a proposed roundabout at Highway 83 and Highway C in Salem. But it’s not clear that the meeting will happen. A WisDOT representative at Monday’s Town Board meeting said typically the state would not host such a […]

Salem Town Board supports state bill on municipal roundabout approval

The Salem Town Board approved a resolution Monday supporting a State Assembly bill that would give municipalities approval over road roundabouts placed in their boundaries. The resolution supporting the bill passed unanimously with Supervisor Mike Culat absent. Supervisor Dan Campion, a staunch opponent of a state proposed roundabout at Highways C and 83 in Salem, […]

Highway 45 reconstruction project no longer includes roundabout at Highway 142

A roundabout at Highway 142 and Highway 45 that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation had been saying was its preferred option for when the intersection is reconstructed has been dropped from the state’s plans. However, two businesses on the west end of the intersection are still in the way of improvements and will be removed by WisDOT […]

Salem Town Board to seek more info from state on Highways 83 & C roundabout

The Salem Town Board still has questions about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to construct a roundabout at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection. Consequently, the Town Board will seek to have another public meeting with WisDOT officials to answer questions about the project. That meeting could come as soon as the next […]

WisDOT moving forward with roundabout at Hwys 83/C

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is moving forward with a roundabout at the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection in Salem. A roundabout was selected over a revised traffic signal controlled intersection due to lower cost and greater safety, said Cindy Flower, project manager with WisDOT at a Salem Town Board Committee of the Whole […]

Roundabout among options considered for Highway 83/C intersection

Highways C and 83, Salem Constructing a roundabout is one of the alternatives under consideration by the state Department of Transportation for the Highway 83 and Highway C intersection in Salem. The DOT announced this week that they will hold an informational open house next week to present improvement plans for the Highway 83/C intersection and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paris tables resolution to oppose roundabout at Highways 45 and 142

Paris Town Board members tabled consideration of a formal resolution expressing opposition to placement of a roundabout intersection at Highways 45 and 142 until after state Department of Transportation officials agreed to attend the Sept. 24 board meeting. At that meeting, Paris officials expect the DOT representatives to explain options for improving traffic control at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bristol asks for improvements to Highways C and MB roundabout

Bristol will request some improvements to the roundabout intersection at Highways MB and C currently being constructed by the county Highway Department. The village would like to see pedestrian and bike crossings and a colored stamped concrete apron added to the project, which were not in the original county plans, said village President Mike Farrell. Those features were estimated by the county to cost about $14,000. The board […]

Bristol trustee says roundabout work running behind

The work by the county Highway Department to build a roundabout at the Highways C and MB intersection is about three weeks behind, Bristol Trustee John McCabe reported at Monday’s Village Board meeting. McCabe said he learned that moving pavement and utilities was three weeks behind from personnel at the site when he went to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

WisDOT expected to host roundabout meeting in April

View Larger Map The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is expected to host a public hearing on a proposal to locate  roundabout at the Highway 45 and K intersection, Bristol village Trustee Carolyn Owens announced at Monday’s Village Board meeting. Village administrator said he also heard about that meeting informally froma  DOT official. He said he would post on the […]

Roundabout coming to Highway K and 45 intersection?

View Larger Map The State Department of Transportation may seek to build a roundabout intersection at Highway 45 and Highway K in Bristol as part of a future road project, Randy Kerkman, Bristol village administrator, reported to the Village Board Monday night. Kerkman said a recent conversation he had with a DOT official included the plan for […]

Bristol Village Board says no to roundabouts, sidewalks, trails on Highway 45

View Larger Map The Bristol Village Board has decided to tell the state Department of Transportation that it does not favor sidewalks, shared use trails or roundabouts as part of the proposed Highway 45 reconstruction project. The board is in favor of creating a crosswalk on the highway at the entrance to the east parking […]

Bristol FD chief waiting for roundabout

Roundabouts or traffic circles are generally not popular with the public when proposed for local roads. But the roundabout planned for the intersection of Highways MB and C has one definite fan — the Bristol Fire Department and Chief Peter Parker. Roundabouts, says Wikipedia, are “a type of circular junction in which road traffic must travel […]

County highway division chief favors roundabout at Highway C and MB

A roundabout is the intersection treatment for Highways C and MB that will have the greatest effect on slowing traffic on Highway C, the county’s Highway Division director told an audience at an informational meeting Thursday night at the Kenosha County Center, Bristol. Gary Sipsma, who heads up the county Highway Division, said of all the alternatives considered, […]

Roundabout proposed for Highways C and MB intersection

View Larger Map A proposed reworking of the intersection of county Highways MB and C in Bristol includes a roundabout, the county executive’s office said in a meeting announcement today. A public information meeting on this project will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Kenosha County Center […]

Roundabout opponent looks back at successful effort

A little over a year ago, Salem resident Chris Skrzynecki started out on a quest that may at times seemed to drive him in circles, but in the end saved the Central High School district hundreds of thousand of dollars. Skrzynecki took up the quest of defeating a roundabout intersection at the school’s new exit/entrance onto Highway 83. Before […]

Crowd hears proposal for Highway 45 project through Bristol — including a roundabout

A public informational meeting on proposed changes to Highway 45 through Bristol drew over 70 residents who had questions and opinions about the project. But what topic stirred them up the most? The possibility of a roundabout being installed at the Highway 45/Highway C intersection. The state Department of Transportation is examining how to rebuild […]

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