Work resumes along WIS 50 in Kenosha County

Release date: February 15

Beginning the week of February 28 (weather dependent), WisDOT will resume the reconstruction of WIS 50, from 117th Avenue in the village of Pleasant Prairie, to 43rd Avenue in the city of Kenosha. As the project progresses into its second year of construction, WisDOT is notifying motorists of what they can expect this year.

Work in 2022

  • Expand WIS 50 to three lanes in each direction between 88th Avenue and 57th Avenue​
  • Reconstruct existing four-lane roadway between 57th Avenue and 43rd Avenue
  • Continue demolition and reconstruction of the westbound bridge structures over 77th Avenue, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Union Pacific Railroad
  • Intersection improvements at WIS 50 and WIS 31 (Green Bay Road)
  • Construct retaining wall at northwest corner of 70th Avenue and WIS 50
  • Construct pond at northeast corner of the WIS 50 and WIS 31 (Green Bay Road) intersection

What to Expect

  • Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
  • WIS 50 will have two open lanes in each direction from 117th Avenue to 57th Avenue during peak travel hours.
  • From 57th Avenue to 43rd Avenue, WIS 50 will be in a bi-directional configuration with one lane open in each direction until fall.
  • To help minimize traffic impacts, multiple lane closures and detours may be used during the overnight hours.

Project Overview​

  • Expanding WIS 50 from a four-lane to a six-lane concrete roadway between 117th and 57th avenues.
  • Reconstructing the existing four-lane road between 57th and 43rd avenues.
  • Implementing access management measures, including safer driveway and median modifications.
  • Adding sidewalk and bicycle accommodations.

The contractor, Zignego Company is planning on completing the $88 million contract by early 2023. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. More information can be found on the project website at:

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