The Wisconsin Department
of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is
announcing a public involvement meeting to discuss
improvements planned for US 45 in Kenosha and Racine
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 Street, Bristol, Wisconsin,
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 US 45
will extend from WIS 50 to WIS 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 WIS 50, provide sidewalks
in urban areas, and improve drainage.
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).