Construction is scheduled to begin this month on a transportation artery for Foxconn Technology Group’s factory in Mount Pleasant.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday that work is planned to begin next week on Wisconn Valley Way, a road being built specifically for the Foxconn site. The roadway will provide an important north-south connection east of Interstate 94, according to the agency.
The Medford-based company James Peterson and Sons won a $16.9 million contract for the work. WisDOT officials expect the new road to be opened to traffic by the end of 2019 and finishing work to wrap up in 2020. The road will connect Highway 11 with County Highway KR and serve as a frontage road for I-94.
Plans call for building a four-lane roadway with a raised median. There will be a new signal at Braun Road and detention ponds, storm sewers and curb and gutters.
“Construction of Wisconn Valley Way represents the next step forward in improving local infrastructure to support economic development, innovation, and employment opportunities in Racine County,” said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave. “In addition to continuing our momentum, this project keeps with the Wisconsin First commitment and will provide more family-sustaining jobs for Racine County and Wisconsin workers.”Follow @natebeck9