Public meeting on WIS 11 reconstruction design in Racine County

​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is announcing the first public involvement meeting to discuss a proposed reconstruction of WIS 11 (Durand Ave.) from Kearney Avenue to WIS 32, in Racine County.

The meeting will take place at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3035 Drexel Ave. Racine, WI 53403 on Tuesday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need of the project and to obtain input on the proposed improvements. 

The meeting will be conducted in an open house format. No formal presentations will be made. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions. Project plans, location maps, and other exhibits will be on display to illustrate the work in detail. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis. 

The purpose of this project is to replace the deteriorated pavement, repair storm sewer, improve current pedestrian accommodations, comply with ADA standards, add new sidewalk on the south side of the roadway, provide bicycle accommodations, replace street lighting, and improve the overall operations and safety of the roadway. Alternatives are being evaluated to reconstruct the Durand Ave. and South Memorial Drive intersection with a new traffic signal or as a roundabout.

The roughly quarter-mile project is a partnership between WisDOT and the City of Racine Dept. of Public Works.

The roadway was built in 1965 and is near the end of its service life. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2020, at the earliest.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information, please contact WisDOT Project Manager Traci Gengler at (262) 548-8727. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Traci Gengler, WisDOT, 141 NW Barstow Street, P.O. Box 798, Waukesha, WI 53187.