Monday, February 25, 2013
Work for for an additional auxiliary lane of traffic will run from March through May.
Whether you work, commute or live in Milwaukee, drivers should be aware of I-94 roadwork and lane restrictions that will begin in March and go through May. Work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May for the addition of an auxiliary lane of traffic between 25th and 37th street. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. The work start times are dependent weather conditions. The work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. Patch media partners WISN, report that this an attempt to ease traffic after a redesign last year reduced the number of lanes in certain directions …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Deer hunters and holiday travelers will encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Although most major road construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter some ongoing work and should be prepared for orange barrels, lane shifts, and reduced speeds. "Because of the extraordinary road construction season this year, we’ve been able to wrap up the majority of projects before Thanksgiving," said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Project Services Section. "There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place." WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, November 16, as deer hunters flock to…
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A family owned business in the heart of downtown is telling Sussex residents to "Tell Village No to Roundabouts," and with their property on the line, the owners are getting nervous.
The new message to Sussex residents: “Tell Village No to Roundabouts.” It’s plastered on a huge sign in the heart of downtown Sussex. With the first official meeting among Village Board members to discuss the Main Street construction project scheduled for Tuesday, Toots and P.J. Cain are doing everything they can to get residents to show up and oppose roundabouts. The Cains are the owners of Paul’s Service, a second-generation, family owned auto body shop on the corner of Main Street and Maple Avenue. If the village chooses to construct a roundabout on that corner, Paul’s Service could be in line for some real changes. “We’ll be affected big time because they’re talking about taking in the edge of the road between 8 and 15 feet to …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
If you haven't noticed already, the Village of Sussex closed a short portion of Main Street for some construction. However, don't worry. The construction will be completed on Wednesday.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Village of Sussex is closing a small portion of the westbound lane on Main Street in front of Associated Bank for construction. From Tuesday May 8 at 7:30 a.m. thru Wednesday the lane will be closed to accomodate work on the curb and driveway by Associated Bank. However, the roadway will be open to traffic in both directions. The east bound Main Street left hand turn lane at the Silver Spring intersection will be closed to allow west bound traffic on Main Street to get around the construction work. If you have any questions about the road work, please contact Melissa Weiss at 262-246-5200.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
After last week's public forum, Village President Greg Goetz addresses the Main Street reconstruction project, explaining why the project must be done, and how public input has just begun.
The latest comments have been tallied after last week's public forum concerning roundabouts on Main Street, but Sussex Village President Greg Goetz thinks some residents may be confused. Goetz read a prepared statement during Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting addressing some of the comments from the forum, and in his own words explained why this project needs to be completed. In addition, Goetz said the time for public input has just begun. “The Village of Sussex has received a lot of feedback over the past several weeks about the Main Street project, and I am glad we have heard so many thoughts and comments,” Goetz said. “This conversation has illustrated the broad and varied passion for ideas that exists in the community, but at the …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Residents flooded the Main Street Construction meeting to weigh in on the possible roundabouts. The project's designers presented multiple options on everything from sidewalks to intersections.
Sussex residents crowded the Quad/Graphics room at the Pauline Haass Public Library Wednesday evening for the village’s fourth public meeting on the Main Street reconstruction project, mostly due to the controversial roundabouts. More than 50 residents attended the first of three consecutive meetings to share their opinions on the suggested construction plans. Ryan Amtmann, the project manager, first gave a short presentation about the history of the project, battling the sound of murmurs from citizens unable to wait to share their opinions. And the murmurs apparently reached the right ears. Trustees Tim Dietrich and Pat Tetzlaff said they plan on talking with the Village Board Tuesday to stress discontinuing the roundabout idea, …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Starting Wednesday, the westbound portion of the airport spur will be closed to traffic. Eastbound (into the airport) will still be open.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will fully close the Airport Spur (WIS 119) westbound leaving the Airport for reconstruction beginning at 6 a.m. on February 20, 2012 through late 2012. “Motorists leaving the Airport will be detoured to Howell Avenue, said Ryan Luck, WisDOT construction chief. “The Airport Spur eastbound into the Airport remains open.” Traffic exiting General Mitchell Airport should utilize the following detour route information: From General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/94 NB (to Downtown Milwaukee): From General Mitchell International Airport to I-94 EAST (SB) (to Racine/Kenosha/Chicago): General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/894 WB…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…
Friday, November 18, 2011
Piggly Wiggly hosted the design team looking for more resident input on the project in the second of four public events on Friday.
Project managers working on the Main Street Reconstruction Project held their second public input meeting at the Piggly Wiggly on Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in hopes of getting more feedback about the street. Must like the last meeting on Oct. 26, the team displayed a huge map of Main Street and asked residents to put stickers on the map with a number corresponding to their comments. This meeting, however, was more informal. Set up at the entrance of the grocery store, the project managers attempted to lure passers-by without a lengthy presentation. Instead, they handed out a 'Frequently Asked Questions' sheet about the redesign, compiling eight of the most common inquiries residents had during the previous meeting. According to the …