I-94 resurfacing project begins in Racine county

RACINE COUNTY -- A major road project impacting two counties and spanning 16 miles begins today.

The work is along I-94, which is a heavily traveled stretch of road.


The wear and tear associated with that is why the Wisconsin DOT says the resurfacing project is necessary.


Those familiar, yet unwelcome, signs and barrels are in place to close ramps and lanes causing headaches for drivers. 


Commuters will have to deal with single lane closures during the day, but most of the road work will be done overnight with double lane closures.


The first phase of the project starts Monday morning in Racine county, from County KR to Highway G.


The second phase in Milwaukee County begins when the first is complete.


Crews will replace two inches of asphalt on the interstate from Highway G to just north of Rawson. 


The project has been in the works for sometime, but the Wisconsin DOT believes it's time to smooth out the rough spots.


Again, most of the work will done be overnight from 9:30 pm to 5:30 am.


Drivers should plan for extra travel time and slow down in work zones. 


The DOT says it's coordinated with law enforcement, including the state patrol to respond quickly to any incidents or major traffic delays that may arise during the project.


The entire 16-mile stretch of I-94 is expected to be complete by late summer.

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