DOT: Ramps at WIS 50 in Kenosha County to reopen Tuesday morning

KENOSHA (WITI) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to reopen the I-94 West (Northbound) exit and I-94 East (Southbound) entrance ramps at WIS 50 in Kenosha County by 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 1st, weather permitting.

The ramps have been closed since March as crews reconstructed the eastbound lanes of WIS 50 between 104th and 130th avenues. As part of the WIS 50 Local Road Reconstruction Project, WIS 50 is being expanded from 4-lanes to 6-lanes within these limits.

Despite challenging weather conditions, the project has remained on schedule. The reopening of the ramps marks the next phase of the project which includes building a temporary westbound lane in the current median in preparation of shifting both eastbound and westbound traffic onto the newly constructed eastbound lanes.

Future phases will involve more work on the median and reconstruction of the westbound lanes.

Two lanes will remain open to traffic in both directions on WIS 50 until the project’s completion this fall.

WIS 50/I-94 is a key interchange for tourism destinations in Kenosha and Lake Geneva.