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Highway E ramp closed as part of I-94 reconstruction

SOMERS — As the Interstate 94 reconstruction project continues, it comes with new closures this week at the Highway KR and Highway E interchanges.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation began reconstruction of the northbound lanes from Highway 142 to Highway 20 last June. Four lanes of traffic in each direction are scheduled to open late this year.

“We are rebuilding all the remaining structures and the new southbound lanes,” Michael Pyritz, DOT regional communication manager, said of the remaining work to be completed in Kenosha County.

“There are three lanes of traffic open in each direction. We anticipate four lanes in each direction will be open by the end of the year.”

As part of the ongoing project, the DOT said the following closures are now in effect:

  • The southbound I-94 ramps at Highway KR are closed through late 2019.
  • The Highway E on-ramp to southbound I-94 is closed through fall 2019,
  • Highway E is closed under I-94 through late summer 2019.

These new closures are in addition to the long-term closures of the southbound I-94 off-ramp to Highway E and the Highway E northbound ramp to I-94 that were already in place.

The following detour routes are recommended:

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Highway KR motorists can use Highway 20, Highway 142 and the West Frontage Road to circumvent the KR ramp closures.

Highway E motorists can use the frontage roads and Highway 142 to circumvent the Highway E closures.

More information about the I-94 North-South Project is available at: https://projects.511wi.gov/i94northsouth/.

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