Release date: March 16, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing a follow up public involvement meeting (PIM) to discuss a proposed roadway rehabilitation of WIS 32, from 91st Street to 85th Street and safety improvements to the intersection of WIS 32 and 91st Street. While WisDOT held a PIM for this project earlier this month, an additional meeting is warranted to further engage with the community.
The meeting will take place at the Kenosha County Job Center, Room N-3, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, WI 53143 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format. The objective of this meeting is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need for the project and to obtain input on the proposed improvements. No formal presentation will be given. Representatives of WisDOT will be available to discuss the proposed project and address any questions or concerns.
The purpose of the proposed project is to extend the life of the roadway and improve safety. Roadway work will include removing and replacing the existing concrete at both the 85th Street and 91st Street intersections along WIS 32. In between these two intersections, the roadway will be patched then overlaid with asphalt.
There is a trend of crashes between vehicles turning left from northbound WIS 32 to 91st Street and vehicles driving southbound on WIS 32. To address this safety concern, the intersection of WIS 32 and 91st Street will have a protected/permitted left turn signal installed. This type of signal will reduce crashes by allowing vehicles to only turn left with a green arrow or flashing yellow arrow. The above information will be displayed at the meeting to provide more detail and to further discussion. We encourage the public to attend the meeting and provide comments.
After gathering input at this meeting, design modifications will be explored and another public involvement meeting may be held in 2017. Construction is anticipated to begin in fall 2020 or spring 2021.