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Public meeting scheduled to discuss latest design plans for WIS 50 reconstruction project in Kenosha County

January 21, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region announces a public information meeting to discuss the reconstruction of WIS 50 in Kenosha County, from approximately 116th Avenue to 43rd Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to update the public about the latest design plans and project schedule.

The design plans for WIS 50 include:

  • Widening the roadway from four to six lanes between 116th and 57th avenues.
  • Reconstructing the existing four-lane road between 57th and 43rd avenues.
  • Reconstructing and improving intersections with WIS 50.
  • Implementing access management measures.
  • Providing improved access road connections.

The current project schedule anticipates the 60 percent design plans would be completed in early summer 2014 for the WIS 50 mainline. Design plans for the access roads would be completed in 2016 and final plan development for the mainline would continue through 2018. The construction schedule is expected to occur in three phases, starting with the construction of access roads in fall 2017. Mainline construction would occur during the next two phases, starting fall 2018 and fall 2019. The three construction phases could be advanced by one year to 2016, 2017 and 2018, if funding is made available before the currently programmed dates.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the main lobby of Journey Church, 10700 75th Street in Kenosha. As a convenience to the public, the meeting will be in open-house format. Attendees can visit any time during the posted meeting hours. A presentation will be given at 5:15 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and provide input about the project. The design plans will be on display for review, and project team members will be available to provide information and answer questions.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact WisDOT Project Manager Jason Dahlgren at (262) 521-5349 or by e-mail at

Journey Church is wheelchair accessible. People who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter should contact Jason Dahlgren at least three days prior to the meeting.

For more information, contact:
Michael Pyritz, WisDOT communications manager
(262) 521-5373,



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