What's News in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

During 2009, residents were invited to an open house-style meeting conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) regarding upcoming changes to State Highway 165. Beginning in 2011, Highway 165 will be improved between Springbrook Road (CTH ML) and 39th Avenue (CTH EZ). Plans call for four vehicle lanes, separated by a raised median and complemented by bicycle lanes. Plans also call for the installation of two roundabouts, one at Springbrook Road and the other at 39th Avenue.

WisDOT recently received bids for the work to be completed on Highway 165. In preparation for the work that will begin during 2011, stormwater and other utility improvements will be needed. Construction of a stormwater retention pond on the northeast corner of Highway 165 and 39th Avenue is expected to begin yet this fall, while additional utility relocation work is also expected to take place before the end of the year. It is expected that improvements on Highway 165 will be completed near the end of 2011.

WisDOT has been using roundabouts around the State to create slower speeds and fewer conflict points to reduce injury accidents. The WisDOT information you'll find on the PDF below depicts the traffic flow at a typical roundabout. It offers tips to help travelers become familiar with navigating roundabouts and makes drivers aware of traffic rules associated with them.

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