County K Reconstruction

Kenosha County, WI

Project Overview

This WisDOT Local Program roadway reconstruction project expanded the existing two-lane rural roadway to a four-lane undivided urban roadway with curb & gutter and a new storm sewer system. The 1.3-mile reconstruction included a shared-use path, on-road bicycle accommodations, and a new traffic signal at the intersection with County H.

The project also included an extensive off-site contributing drainage basin with an existing dry detention basin. The roadway storm sewer discharged to a new wet detention basin for water quality treatment and peak flow reduction prior to discharging into the South Branch Pike River, which required close coordination with the City of Kenosha to meet their strict stormwater requirements. raSmith also worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to realign a short section of the South Branch Pike River, including a new culvert crossing under County K with a mid-span light opening to aid aquatic organism passage.

Additionally, the project involved a right-of-way acquisition, widespread utility relocation work, and a new railroad crossing surface with new signals and gates at the Canadian Pacific Railroad. raSmith worked closely with surrounding developers to incorporate concurrent projects adjacent to the roadway to maximize the efficiency of both public and private improvements.

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