Governor Evers approves WIS 50 reconstruction project in Paddock Lake

​Prep work begins this fall before construction next spring

​Release date: August 31, 2022

​To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $13 million contract to reconstruct WIS 50, between 256th Avenue and 236th Avenue, in the village of Paddock Lake in Kenosha County.

Crews will begin preparatory work this fall ahead of next year’s upcoming construction activity. Prep work is scheduled to begin the week of September 12, weather permitting. A.W. Oakes & So​n, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project.

What to Expect This Fall

  • ​Prep work will focus on working in the medians on opposite ends of the project to construct temporary crossovers that will be utilized during 2023 construction. Crews will also begin constructing new retaining walls on the north side of WIS 50 across from Westosha High School.
  • Inside single-lane closure in spot locations on the eastern and western ends of the project.
  • Outside single-lane closure on westbound WIS 50 between 246th Avenue and 248th Avenue.

This prep work is scheduled for completion by mid-November. Then, in early spring 2023, crews return to begin the 1.4-mile reconstruction of WIS 50.

Visit the project website to learn more.

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