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Traffic moves along Interstate 94 north of Highway C on May 2. A short-term maintenance project is planned for Highway K at I-94, but otherwise the area is free of major construction this year as lawmakers struggle over transportation funding.

RACINE COUNTY — Look for lane and ramp closures at Interstate 94 and Highway K starting next week as crews begin a short-term maintenance project.

The state Department of Transportation says the project, which will last about two weeks, will include milling, asphalt paving and base patching.

The DOT has scheduled several closures as a result, including a full interchange shut-down.

Lanes will be closed on Highway K at I-94 on June 14 and 15, with flagging operations in effect from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On June 16, all four ramps and Highway K underneath the freeway will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The I-94 northbound (west) entrance ramp will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20, while the southbound entrance ramp will be closed during the same time June 21.

The work schedule is weather permitting and subject to change. It has changed once already, with work originally scheduled for late May postponed due to “production issues,” the DOT said.

While the maintenance project will commence soon, Racine County will not see major I-94 road work this year after heavy construction the past two years on the Highway 20 interchange.

The break comes as lawmakers struggle over how to fund transportation, issues that have surfaced again in recent weeks. DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb told the Wisconsin State Journal he would propose a budget with no major tax or fee increases, putting road projects throughout the state in question, while Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has called for more transportation revenue.

Gov. Scott Walker will unveil his 2017-19 budget proposal early next year.

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