WIS 83 Resurfacing (Illinois State Line to WIS 50) – Kenosha County

​​​​Project Location

WIS 83, from the Illinois State Line to WIS 50 in the village of Salem Lakes and village of Paddock Lake, Kenosha County.



The purpose of the proposed project is to address the deteriorating pavement condition and the decreased ride quality along WIS 83, address non-American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian ramps in the village of Salem Lakes to the maximum extent possible, and replace outdated traffic signal equipment.

To address the identified needs, we are proposing the following improvements:

  • Mill off 3.5-inches of the existing asphaltic pavement and overlay with 6-inches of asphaltic pavement.
  • Upgrade the signals at the intersections of WIS 83 with County C (Wilmot Road) and WIS 83 with County AH.
  • ​Replenish shoulder gravel in the rural section of the project.
  • Replace select areas of curb and gutter, as necessary.
  • Repair and maintain drainage structures.
  • Install new pavement marking and signing.
  • Install centerline and shoulder rumble strips in the rural segments as a preventative safety measure. Overall pavement width will not increase due to the installation of rumble strips.
  • Upgrade curb ramps within the village of Salem Lakes to meet ADA compliance to the maximum extent possible.​​​

Traffic Impacts

WIS 83 is proposed to remain open using a single lane closure with flagging operations from the Illinois State Line to County C to maintain access to the village of Antioch, Illinois. WIS 83 is proposed to be closed during construction from County C to WIS 50 with traffic shifted to a detour route utilizing County C, US 45, and WIS 50. Local and emergency access will be maintained during construction. (Detour Map PDF is below.)

Virtual Public Involvement Meeting - Spring 2021

Due to current public health guidance, project information is being shared online in lieu of a public meeting. As the project continues to move forward, your input​ is welcomed and appreciated throughout the design process.

Please view the virtual public involvement meeting materials and exhibits below:


Construction is currently scheduled for 2025, but could occur as early as 2024 if funding becomes available.


Design phase - Do you have any comments or questions? We'd like to hear from you! Please feel free to contact the project representatives below​.


Mark Wilfert, WisDOT Southeast Region Project Manager
(262) 548-5936

​Dan Sellers, WisDOT Communications
(262) 548-6702