HWY 50 Expansion Project

HWY 50 Expansion Project
Posted on 06/03/2021
Information on behalf of Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

State Trunk Highway 50 is a major east-west route serving Kenosha County communities. This project consists of reconstructing 4.4 miles of WIS 50, from 117th Avenue in Pleasant Prairie to just west of 43rd Avenue in Kenosha.

The project includes:
- Widening the roadway from four to six lanes between 117th and 57th avenues (3.6 miles).
- Reconstructing the existing four-lane road between 57th and 43rd avenues (0.8 miles).
- Implementing access management measures, including driveway and median modifications.
- Providing more capacity at local road intersections.
- Improving access road connections.
- Adding sidewalk and bicycle accommodations throughout.

The proposed HWY 50 corridor improvements are needed to address:
- Mobility, safety, and access need.
- Insufficient mainline lane capacity.
- Deteriorating pavement and bridge structures.
- Substandard mainline and intersection geometrics.
- Oversized/overweight (OSOW) truck route.
- Major commercial corridor.

This project is slated to start in spring 2021 and be completed in 2023.

More information about the HWY 50 expansion can be found on the WisDOT website here.

WisDOT HWY 50 News Release, January 29, 2021

WisDOT HWY 50 January Postcard Mailer


 
99th Avenue to Close Overnight

Thursday, June 3:
Beginning Monday June 7, 99th Avenue from WIS 50 (75th Street) to 76th Street is scheduled to close overnight, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., for approximately two nights for storm sewer crossings.

Alternate Route: Motorists are encouraged to utilize WIS 50 (75th Street), 104th Avenue, and 77th/76th Street to get around this closure.
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during this closure.

99th Avenue to Close Overnight Detour Map


 
104th Avenue to Close Overnight

Thursday, May 27:
Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 104th Avenue from WIS 50 (75th Street) to 60th Street (County K) is scheduled to close nightly for approximately one week, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for storm sewer crossings.

Alternate Route:
Motorists are encouraged to utilize WIS 50 (75th Street), East Frontage Road (118th Avenue), 60th Street (County K), and 88th Avenue (County H) to get around this closure.

104th Avenue to Close Overnight Detour Map


 
Temporary Stop Sign at the intersection of 104th Avenue and 77th Street
Thursday, May 20: As a part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation reconstruction at 104th Avenue and 77th Street for the STH 50 project, the contractor will be adding a temporary stop sign at the intersection of 104th Avenue and 77th Street. This will be installed next week and stay until the construction of 104th Avenue is complete. When the road construction in complete this fall, the intersection will go back to a thru road for 104th Avenue.



 
Eastbound WIS 50 to Close Overnight


Monday, May 10:
Eastbound WIS 50 (75th Street) from 88th Avenue (County H) to 70th Avenue is scheduled to close overnight on Tuesday, May 11 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for crane mobilization.

Alternate Route: Motorists are encouraged to utilize 88th Avenue (County H), WIS 158 (52nd Street), and WIS 31 (Green Bay Road) to get around this single night closure.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained during this closure.

Eastbound WIS 50 to Close Overnight Map



 
99th Avenue to Close Long-Term

Friday, April 23:
• 99th Avenue access north of WIS 50 is scheduled to close Wednesday, April 28 by 6 a.m. through early summer.
• Access to residences and businesses will be maintained by using the 104th Avenue and 74th Street intersection.

99th Avenue Closure Map



 
WIS 50 Traffic Switch

Tuesday, April 13:
• Traffic on WIS 50 from 117th Avenue to WIS 50 Frontage Road is scheduled to begin to be shifted to the inside lanes
• Traffic on County Highway H (88th Avenue) is scheduled to be shifted west onto the current southbound lanes with
one lane of traffic in each direction
• Traffic on 104th Avenue is scheduled to be shifted west onto the current southbound lanes with one lane of traffic
in each direction
• 74th Street access east of 104th Avenue is scheduled to close long-term
• 91st Avenue north of WIS 50 is scheduled to close long-term
• 94th Avenue is scheduled to close to traffic from 74th Street to St. Catherine’s Drive for approximately two months
• WIS 50 eastbound exit and entrance ramps at 77th Avenue, are scheduled to close to traffic through summer
• Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction.

WIS 50 Traffic Switch Map



 
94th Avenue from 74th Street to St. Catherin's Drive to close long-term

Tuesday, April 13:
• 94th Avenue is scheduled to close to traffic from 74th Street to St. Catherine’s Drive for approximately two months, by 6 a.m.
• Access will be maintained to residents located on 74th Place

Alternate Route:
Motorists are encouraged to utilize WIS 50, 96th Avenue, 104th Avenue, Prairie Ridge Boulevard, and 88th Avenue (County H) to get around this closure.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained 
throughout construction.

94th Ave. from 74th St. to St. Catherine's Dr. Closure Map



 
Overnight Storm Sewer Work Crossing WIS 50

Monday, March 22:
• WIS 50, between 118th Avenue and WIS 31 (Green Bay Road) is scheduled to have eastbound and westbound overnight closures for approximately two weeks (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.), for storm sewer crossings. Eastbound and westbound WIS 50 will not be closed simultaneously during storm sewer crossing work.
– During eastbound full closures, westbound traffic on WIS 50 will be reduced to one lane.
– During westbound full closures, eastbound traffic on WIS 50 will be reduced to one lane.
• Crews are scheduled to begin with eastbound storm sewer crossings, following completion, crews will begin with westbound storm sewer crossings.

Alternate Route:
→ Motorists are encouraged to use WIS 31, WIS 158, 118th Avenue and East Frontage Road to get around the closure.

Access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction. Businesses and residents should also be aware that there will be noise and dust associated with this work, steps will be taken to minimize these effects.

Storm Sewer Alternative Route Map


 
WIS 50 Traffic Switch

Wednesday, March 10:
• Eastbound traffic on WIS 50 from 117th Avenue to WIS 50 Frontage Road is scheduled to be shifted to the outside lanes, by 6 a.m.
• Traffic on County Highway H (88th Avenue) is scheduled to be shifted east onto the current northbound lanes, with one lane of traffic in each direction, by 6 a.m.

Friday, March 12:
• Westbound traffic on WIS 50 from WIS 50 Frontage Road to 117th Avenue is scheduled to be shifted to the outside lanes, by 6 a.m.
• Traffic on 104th Avenue is scheduled to be reduced to one lane in each direction through late fall 2021, by 6 a.m.

Traffic Switch Map


 
WIS 50 Frontage Road (South) to Close for Long-Term

Monday, March 8:
• WIS 50 Frontage Road (south), is scheduled to close to traffic long-term by 6 a.m. through summer 2021.
• Access to residences and businesses will be maintained from WIS 50 Frontage Road, north of WIS 50.

Alternate route:
• Motorists traveling eastbound are encouraged to use WIS 50 and WIS 50 Frontage Road, north of WIS 50 to get around the closure.

Please note that all work is weather dependent and subject to change.

Frontage Road Closure and Alternative Route Map


HWY 50 Construction Map
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