On Monday, June 1, the
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
is scheduled to begin a three-mile
resurfacing project on WIS 158, from WIS
31 to WIS 32, in the city of Kenosha.
The contractor, Stark Asphalt, plans on
completing the $2.6 million project this
fall. One hundred percent of the project
is paid for by state funding.
Built in 1960, with its
last rehabilitation in 1994, the WIS 158
roadway is deteriorated and is in need
of repair. This reconstruction project
will prevent the pavement condition from
deteriorating to unsafe levels prior to
a future reconstruction or larger
Other work includes; new
Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA)-compliant curb ramps in some
locations, improved bicycle
accommodations, and new curb and gutter
in certain areas.
At least one lane of
traffic will remain open in each
direction at all times. To minimize
impacts to motorists, construction will
be staged to keep lane closures limited
to about one mile at a time. The
sequence will be as follows:
- Phase 1 – WIS 31 to Pershing Blvd.
- Phase 2 – Pershing Blvd. to 30th
- Phase 3 – 30th Ave. to