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ROAD CLOSURE & STREET CONSTRUCTION REPORT


Construction for the week of July 26th, 2021

KENOSHA PUBLIC WORKS - For questions please contact 262.653.4050

To view additional project information got to https://www.kenosha.org/departments/public-works/projects-maps

 

  • 22nd Avenue from Washington Road to 27th Street (Roadway Improvements)
    One lane of northbound traffic on 22nd Avenue will be allowed while southbound traffic will be closed at
    27th Street. Southbound traffic will be detoured starting at 18th Street to 30th Ave to Washington Rd.
    Construction Start Date: 05/06/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 12/15/2021

  • 30th Avenue from 52nd Street to 40th Street
    One lane of northbound traffic on 30th Avenue will be allowed while southbound traffic will be closed at
    Washington Road and redirected to the detour route. Southbound traffic will be detoured at Washington
    Road to 39th Avenue to 52nd Street.
    45th Street to 30th Avenue
    One lane of westbound traffic on 45th Street will be allowed while eastbound traffic will be closed at 30th Ave
  • and redirected to the detour route. Eastbound traffic will be detoured at 39th Avenue to 52nd Street to 22nd Avenue. 
    Construction Start Date: 04/05/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 11/24/2021

  • 60th Street from Pershing Boulevard to 41st Avenue
    One lane of eastbound traffic on 60th Street will be allowed between Pershing Boulevard and 39th
    Avenue. Westbound traffic will be detoured from 39th Avenue to 52nd Street (Highway 158) to
    Green
    Bay Road (Highway 31).Pershing Boulevard will be open northbound and southbound
    traffic through the project duration.
    Construction Start Date: 04/14/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 11/15/2021

  • McKinley Storm Water Improvements
    Roadways closed to through traffic, local access will be maintained.40th Avenue from 60th Street to 61st Street
    Wilson Road from 61st Street to 42nd Avenue42nd Avenue from Wilson Road to Taft Road
    Taft Road from 42nd Avenue to 46th Avenue
    Construction Start Date: 04/26/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 10/15/2021

  • 18th Avenue from 18th Street to Madison Road 
    The road will be closed to through traffic, local access will be maintained.
    Construction Start Date: 05/17/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 08/14/2021

  • 21st Avenue from 43rd Street / 42nd Street from 21st Ave to Dead End
    The road will be close to through traffic, local access will be maintained.
    Construction Start Date: 06/01/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 08/14/2021


  • 20th Avenue from 76th Street  to 75th Street
    The road will be close to through traffic, local access will be maintained.
    Construction Start Date: 06/07/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 08/13/2021

  • 16th Avenue from 79th Street to 75th Street
    The road will be closed to through traffic, local access will be maintained.
    Construction Start Date: 07/07/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 10/29/2021

  • 73rd Street from 22nd Avenue to 24th Avenue & 23rd Avenue from 75th Street to 71st Street
    The road will be closed to through traffic, local access will be maintained.
    Construction Start Date: 06/28/2021
    Estimated Completion Date: 09/25/2021


    KENOSHA WATER UTILITY  -  for questions please contact 262-653-4300

    Please check the Water Utility (KWU) website for a detailed listing. For questions please contact 262.653.4300.



  • 91st Street at Sheridan Road
    Eastbound traffic will be detoured at 22nd Avenue to 85th Street to 91st Street.
    Westbound traffic will be detoured at Sheridan Road to 85th Street to 22nd Avenue to 91st Street
    Detour Start Date: 07/30/2021
    Detour Completion Date: 08/20/2021

    Pleasant Prairie  -  for questions please contact 262-694-1400

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    Union Pacific Railroad Intersection Improvements 







DOT PROJECTS

Please check the Department of Transportation (DOT) website.

  • 91st Street from Sheridan Road to 8thAvenue (WI DOT closure)
    One lane of westbound traffic on 91st Street will be allowed between Sheridan Road and 8thAvenue.
    Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Sheridan Road to 75th
    Street.
    Sheridan Road will be open to northbound and southbound traffic through the project duration.
    Construction Start Date: 05/10/2021
    End Completion Date: 05/24/2021


See section 7.16 of the City of Kenosha General Ordinances for information on heavy vehicle traffic.

Click here to view a map of heavy vehicle routes and viaduct locations in the City of Kenosha.

No Phone Zone SignThere are 48 schools in the City of Kenosha, each with a designated School Zone, marked with signage. Public Works staff is continuing to update and install No Phone Zone signs (see photo) at each of the City schools. At this time, the following schools have the No Phone Zone signs posted:

  • Edward Bain School of Language and Art
  • Bose Elementary School
  • Washington Middle School
  • Reuther Central High School/Harborside Academy
  • Bullen Middle School
  • Nash Elementary School
  • Dimensions of Learning Academy
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy (Lower)

Staff is updating the school zone signage around each school in the City of Kenosha to adjust and/or install additional signage.

The Pike Bike Trail is made up of interconnecting paths, both on and off road, linking Milwaukee to Chicago. Avid bicyclists may want to ride the entire trail in a day. Recreational riders may choose to ride the trail in segments. Daily trips could include riding from Kenosha north to Milwaukee, or south to Chicago. There are various stops along the way to rest and enjoy the scenery. Additionally, there are various bike lanes and routes available to cyclists throughout the city.

View a map of bike paths, lanes and routes

Roundabouts are becoming increasingly common on US roadways. The City of Kenosha utilizes roundabouts to increase traffic flow efficiency and safety under specific intersection conditions.

Roundabout Guide

Image via WI DOT

For detailed information on the benefits of roundabouts, and driving tips, please visit http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/safety-eng/roundabouts/default.aspx

Our Street Division currently maintains more than 310 centerline miles of streets and alleys to provide safe travel for our City residents and visitors. Pothole repair requests can be directed to the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or by using the City of Kenosha mobile app (for directions on how to download the City of Kenosha mobile app, click here). Please indicate if the pothole is HAZARDOUS, meaning capable of causing damage or an accident, so an emergency response crew can be dispatched immediately.

Street Hazards/Debris

Please report miscellaneous street hazards to the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or the Police Department after hours. Some examples of street hazards are: displaced manhole covers, sagging overhead wires, malfunctioning traffic signals, missing electrical panel door or sink holes.

To report street debris, including animal carcasses/road kill, or to report barricade issues, please contact the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Street sweepers will collect leaves that naturally fall or blow into the street from the wind. It is against City Ordinance (§11.02 U) to place, sweep, throw or deposit grass clippings, rubbish, or other debris such as leaves into the streets or alleys. Raking leaves into the streets is prohibited and can block the sweeper pick-up nozzles and storm sewers.

Street Resurfacing

The work to repair, improve and maintain our roadways ranges from pothole patching to resurfacing and road reconstruction.

A resurfacing project typically includes:

  • Milling (removing) top layer of asphalt and paving new surface
  • Replacing hazardous walkways and driveway approaches as needed and adding federally required ADA wheelchair ramps
    • Note: Hazardous walkways and driveways are assessable to abutting property owners.
  • Replacing curbs as needed, due to deterioration or grading changes

Every other year City staff rates the roadways within the City based on their condition, and then prioritizes them for resurfacing. The City budgets approximately $1 million per year to the resurfacing of roadways within the City.

Alleys

Property owners can circulate a petition among the abutting property owners to request that the City pave their street or alley at a cost that will be assessed back to the abutting properties. The Public Works Committee will review the petition for consideration in a future capital improvements program. Property owners may contact the Public Works Department at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) for petition requirements.

For issues pertaining to grading, potholes and gravel alley repair, please contact the Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

For information on vacating an alley, click here.

Several factors must be considered before a stop sign can be installed including: pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle volume, vehicle speed, collision history, visibility, and special conditions. Data is gathered and evaluated in accordance with the national guidelines published in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Stop signs are installed at an intersection only after a careful engineering study is completed, a 90-day trial period has taken place and approval is obtained from the Public Safety and Welfare Committee and the Common Council. Stop signs are intended to assign right-of-way at an intersection, NOT to control speed. Often, other measures such as parking restriction, tree or hedge trimming to increase sight distances, or speed enforcement can improve traffic safety at an intersection. For more information on signs and traffic lights, contact the City Traffic Engineer at 262-653-4050 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

Street light issues or requests for repair should be directed to one of the following groups, depending on the owner of the particular pole. Pole ownership can be determined based on the pole‘s material, or by viewing the map below.

Wood Pole – Contact WE Energies at 1-800-242-9137 or report the problem online here.

Other Pole – Contact the City of Kenosha Street Division at 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or use the City of Kenosha Mobile app.

For directions on how to download the City of Kenosha mobile app, click here.

Click here to view a map of City-owned street lights and signalized intersections by owner.

For maintenance questions/concerns or to report a malfunctioning traffic signal, please refer to the below contact information:

  • City-owned signals: 262-653-4070 (M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • County-owned signals: 262-857-1870
  • State-owned signals: 262-548-5902
  • Village of Pleasant Prairie-owned signals: 262-694-1403 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

To determine ownership, please view the map listed below.

To report a malfunction after hours, contact the non-emergency Kenosha Police Department at 262-656-1234.

Click here to view a map of City-owned street lights and signalized intersections by owner.