State 144 project set to begin

Gov. Scott Walker has approved $5 million to improve 6.8 miles of State 144 from State 28 in Silver Creek to State 57 in Random Lake in Sheboygan County. The project is scheduled to begin July 10 and finish by November of this year.

Michels Corporation of Brownsville is the prime contractor.

The project is needed to improve the condition of the existing roadway, bring the highway up to current state and federal standards, and improve the safety at various intersections.

Work will consist of milling and resurfacing State 144 and widening the travel lanes by two feet. Other work includes widening the shoulders, replacing curb and gutter, replacing storm sewer in Silver Creek, replacing culverts, updating existing beam guard, flattening side slopes, and upgrading a number of intersections.

The intersection improvements will include the following:

State 28: Updating pavement marking.

County I: Adding right-turn lane and curb returns with increased radius and offset.

County DE: Adding right-turn lane,

County DE/Silver Creek: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset.

Lone Pine: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset.

Riverview: Adding curb returns.

Schroeter: Adding curb returns.

Lynn: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset.

State 144 will be closed from Carroll Street to State 28 for the duration of the project. There will be a three-day closure at some point during construction between State 57 and Carroll Street for the box culvert work.

The detour will be north along State 28, east on County A and south on State 57.

Motorists on State 144 will benefit from a smoother pavement surface and improved safety due to a wider roadway through Silver Creek and new right-turn lanes at various intersections.

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