News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/19/2017 1:04:27 PM to 9/19/2017 1:04:56 PM.

News Flash

Highway News

Posted on: September 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Highway W reopens after summer-long reconstruction/relocation; other west-end projects continuing

Kenosha County Highway W (Fox River Road) is expected to reopen by the end of this week, as a summer-long project to straighten out a hairpin curve comes to a close.

The construction area, alongside the Fox River near 82nd Street in the Village of Salem Lakes, had been closed to through traffic since May 30. Work on the project is now substantially completed, said Clement Abongwa, Kenosha County highway director.

A new configuration of the curve moves the road about 75 feet to the west, onto property that the county acquired from private owners. This largely straightens out what had been a nearly-90-degree curve.

“What you see now is a much safer situation for motorists and nearby property owners,” Abongwa said.

But even with the curve now easier to navigate, Abongwa said drivers should still use caution and observe the 35-mph posted speed limit in the area.

The total cost of the Highway W project is roughly $800,000. Punch list work is all that remains for the contractor to complete, Abongwa said.

Other project updates:

  • Resurfacing of Highway JF (119th Street), which was scheduled to start Sept. 12, has not yet begun due to delays by the project contractor. Abongwa said prep work is now expected to begin by the end of this week, with paving to occur next week. Abongwa said project completion is still expected by the end of the month. This project involves the stretch of Highway JF between 259th Avenue and Highway 83 (Antioch Road). One lane will remain open during paving operations, with traffic flagged.
  • Resurfacing of Highway SA (Camp Lake Road/103rd Street) began Monday, as scheduled. The work, in the area stretching between Highway AH (276th Avenue) and Highway 83, is expected to continue through next week. One lane remains open, with traffic flagged.
  • Resurfacing work is now complete on Highway MB (160th Avenue) between Highway 50 (75th Street) and Highway C (93rd Street) in the Village of Bristol.

View News Release
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Highway News

Photo of newly reconstructed Highway K in November 2022

Highway K year-end project update

Posted on: December 26, 2022
Work zone sign

Lane to close on Highway EM in Twin Lakes

Posted on: December 16, 2022
FB LINK road closed sign

Highway Q closure set for Monday, Nov. 28

Posted on: November 23, 2022
FB LINK road closed sign

Highway Q closure set for Tuesday, Nov. 22

Posted on: November 21, 2022
FB LINK road closed sign

Highway Q/U intersection work to begin

Posted on: September 28, 2021
FB LINK road closed sign

Highway JB closed at Fox River bridge

Posted on: September 2, 2021