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I-94 construction project causing headache for drivers in Racine County

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RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Interstate 94 North-South Project is underway in Racine County.

Some drivers say the construction project is causing a headache for them on their daily commute.

"For me, it's been a nightmare," Kenosha resident Jeremy Barth said.

Barth takes I-94 north almost every day.

"Every time I try to go to Milwaukee it's backed up, every time I'm running late," he said. "I just can't handle it, it's driving me crazy."

The project will stretch 35 miles, spanning from Milwaukee County down to Kenosha County. The majority of the construction in Racine County began earlier this month.

"It's a challenge but we're trying to get used to it," Sturtevant resident Cheryl McCrary said.

Some drivers say the construction has added 20-40 minutes onto their commutes.

"It's very difficult, hectic, very time consuming," Racine resident Casandra Jones said.

According to WisDOT, the project involves reconstructing, expanding and modernizing the freeway. Workers are fixing pavement and an extra lane will be added in both directions.

"These improvements are good in the long run so I realize that," Barth said.

Most of the construction in Racine County is expected to be finished in 2019. 

More information on the project can be found on the WisDOT website

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