Racine County is entering a new chapter of its history, and that means updating and expanding infrastructure.
There’s no doubt road construction will be a challenge for some Racine County residents and motorists in the next few years, including on Interstate 94 and around the future Foxconn site in southwestern Mount Pleasant.
We are working hard, in partnership with WisDOT, to minimize inconveniences for residents. We believe it will be worth it in the end as our region prepares for the massive growth and opportunities that lie ahead.
This page will be updated with the latest news on WisDOT projects in Racine County. In addition, here are some helpful links to WisDOT sites for an overview and more details on:
Prep work has begun on I-94 in Racine County as part of WisDOT’s north-south project. The work includes temporary roadway widening, installing traffic crossover locations and drainage improvements.
This will take place between County G in Racine County and Highway 142 in Kenosha County. The southbound lanes at County G will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes. You will see some delays heading into the work zone and overnight closures of on- and off-ramps.
WisDOT awarded a roughly $6 million construction contract to Payne and Dolan to rehabilitate portions of County A in Kenosha County and County H in parts of Racine and Kenosha counties. The County H portion in Racine County extends roughly from KR to Highway 20.
This project will have a tight timeframe, with work on County H expected to be completed in early May. Once completed, the roads will support diverted traffic expected from reconstruction of I-94. The roads will also support the transportation needs of both workers and materials needing to access the Foxconn development.
Roundabout at Highway 20/Highway C (Washington Avenue/Spring Street)
Construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway C is under way. Traffic on Highway 20 is reduced to one lane in each direction. Highway C between Highway 20 and the Ives Grove Office Complex is closed until late June or early July.
Drivers can use Highway 20 and the West Frontage Road as a detour around that closure. The roundabout project is expected to finish in October.
Highway 20 resurfacing
Highway 20 between the interstate and Highway H will be resurfaced to prepare for an increase in traffic volume as Foxconn work begins. This work includes grading, milling, base patching and pavement repair, in addition to the resurfacing of the highway.
The work is expected to be completed in May.
Highway 45 (North Colony Avenue)
The second half of the state Highway 45 construction project in Yorkville began the week of March 12. Highway 45 is closed from Church Road to Highway 20, and Plank Road (County A) is closed at Highway 45.
These closed portions of Highway 45 are open ONLY to local traffic and emergency vehicles – drivers may be ticketed for operating in the construction zone.
The detour follows Highways 11, 75, and 20. The project is scheduled to be completed in August.
The reconstruction of County K near I-94 is scheduled to be completed in early summer. The work means East Frontage Road from County K south to Michel Court will be closed until late June. Motorists are encouraged to use County K, County C, and the West Frontage Road to get around the closure.
County MM (North Green Bay Road)
County Highway MM (North Green Bay Road) from State Highway 31 (Ole Davidson Road) to State Highway 38 (Northwestern Avenue) is closed to all traffic for a reconstruction project. Drivers should use Highways 31 and 38 as a detour, though access to businesses and homes in and around the project will be maintained.
The intersection of Highway MM with Highway 38 and Old Mill Road will be reconstructed and realigned as part of the project. During construction, Highway 38 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Expect delays on Highway 38 at the Highway MM intersection.
Road construction is expected to be completed in November.