News Digest

Vets set Fathers Day Rose program

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 618 will present its annual Fathers Day Rose program Sunday, June 15, 7 a.m. at the Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial, 3091 Wilgus Rd.

A single red rose, one for each Vietnam War casualty from Sheboygan County, is placed at the base of the Vietnam War kiosk. A single yellow rose honors that war’s lone missing in action.

Three white roses are placed at the of the Global War on Terrorism kiosk to honor and remember the three county casualties from that war.

State Patrol part of Roadcheck

To improve traffic safety and prevent large-truck crashes, the Wisconsin State Patrol will participate in the annual Roadcheck campaign from Tuesday to Thursday, June 3 to 5.

During the Roadcheck period, the State Patrol and other agencies throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico will intensify their efforts to increase compliance with all commercial motor vehicle driver and equipment regulations and boost the number of commercial operators who buckle up. Roadcheck is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Last year during the 72-hour Roadcheck period, the State Patrol conducted more than 950 inspections and detected more than 4,000 safety violations. As a result, 224 vehicles and 63 drivers were declared out of service until the violations were corrected.

“The State Patrol has highly trained commercial motor vehicle inspectors patrolling highways and stationed at our safety and weight enforcement facilities, also known as weigh stations,” says Capt. Brian Ausloos of the Motor Carrier Enforcement Section. “Their mission is to remove unsafe and fatigued commercial drivers from the road and to ensure that all safety equipment on large trucks and other commercial vehicles is operating properly. They examine braking and lighting systems, ensure loads are properly secured, and review drivers’ logbooks. During Roadcheck and throughout the year, the State Patrol’s stringent commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement efforts help save lives and reduce injuries by preventing large-truck crashes.”

County LS open to traffic

The work on County LS goes on, but the road is open to traffic from Eisner Avenue in the city of Sheboygan to County MM in the town of Mosel while still under construction, according to the Sheboygan County Highway Department.

Meanwhile, off ramps from State 23 to County Y in the village of Kohler remain closed, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Crews will be working on final restoration, shouldering, and pavement markings on County LS this week, while also doing intersection work with no major delays on County DL (Dairyland Drive).

The 18 mile project on County LS from Eisner Avenue to County XX in village of Cleveland and Dairyland Drive from State 42 to County XX in village of Cleveland is scheduled for completion in September.

The project includes Pigeon River Bridge improvement on County LS and the Dairyland Drive bridge in Manitowoc County; relocation of County LS in the town of Mosel; milling, pulverizing, blacktopping; and minor intersection work at County LS and Playbird and County LS and Willow Creek.

On State 23, crews this week will pour concrete pavement for turn lanes on the westbound State 23 off ramp to County Y and the eastbound State 23 off ramp to County Y. They will pour concrete pavement on the southbound County Y approach slabs at the north and south abutments at structure.

Prep work for asphalt shoulders and concrete curb and gutter operations will continue on the eastbound State 23 off ramp to County Y and southbound County Y south of structure. Containment for painting will be installed in the left lane and median of westbound State 23. Paint blasting operations will start in the left lane and median of westbound State 23.

The 0.23-mile, $2 Million project in the village of Kohler includes bridge painting, concrete deck surface repairs, joint repairs and a concrete deck overlay for the County Y bridge over State 23, pavement replacement on the on/off-ramps at State 23 and County Y interchange, and on County Y between the on/off-ramps. It is scheduled for completion in July 2014.

The State 23 off-ramps to County Y will be closed through June 18. County Y will be reduced to one lane in each direction. There are also single lane closures on State 23 in the westbound and eastbound directions.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone.

Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:

For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511.

For statewide road construction on the World Wide Web, visit www.511wi.gov.

All work is weather dependent.


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