Local officials and community members met with Rep. Don Vruwink, Sen. Janis Ringhand, Sen. Steve Nass, Captain Dave Gerber with Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) officials on Tuesday, August 20 to discuss changes to the HWY 12/CTH N intersection. Although WISDOT had previously indicated that safety enhancements could not be made until summer of 2020, the recent two serious crashes contributed to a sense of urgency for the work to be completed.
Crews are replacing poles and signals this week. By Monday, August 26th, the WISDOT will have installed a flashing yellow signal for Northbound and Southbound traffic making a left turn at the intersection. Cameras will also be installed to observe traffic patterns in the coming weeks. Officials will plan to convene this fall for a follow-up discussion about the intersection changes.
The City would like to extend a special thank you to all those who participated in the meeting or shared comments via emails and social media. Your feedback has been greatly appreciated. We also appreciate the support of our legislators and the quick action by the WISDOT personnel.