March 1, 2010

Public information meeting on Douglas Ave. reconstruction

City residents can get a sneak preview on March 11 of plans to rebuild Douglas Avenue from Goold Street to 3 Mile Road. The project is scheduled for 2012. Here's a press release on the meeting:
The City of Racine in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the consulting firm of GRAEF will be holding a Public Information Meeting for the reconstruction of Douglas Avenue from Goold Street to 3 Mile Road.

Proposed improvements to Douglas Avenue will include curb and gutter and pavement replacement, spot replacement of sidewalks, geometric modifications at the South Street and Goold Street intersections, and new traffic signals at these intersections. Temporary easements and fee acquisition are anticipated to be acquired in some areas of the project corridor to accommodate grading and the construction of turning lanes at South Street and Goold Street. Construction is anticipated to start in 2012. Plans will be available for public review on:

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Place: Cesar Chavez Community Center
2221 Douglas Avenue
Racine, WI
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The meeting will be an open house format with representatives from the City, WisDOT and GRAEF available to answer questions. This is your opportunity to ask questions, exchange information, offer suggestions, and present known problems relating to the roadway.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact the City of Racine at (262) 636-9460 or Bob Warren of GRAEF at (414) 266-9032.

The Cesar Chavez Community Center is ADA accessible. Persons with hearing impairments who wish to make accommodations for a special interpreter should contact the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System by calling 7-1-1 or 1-800-947-3529.


  1. Hopefully we don't buy an overpriced red metal thingy for this.

  2. Amen! There's too much art and too little heart in this town as it is.

  3. Are they going to still reconstruct Douglas Ave., now that they are not going to get the federal money they thought they would?

  4. Just driving through this city today I realized just how much of a shithole this place really is! Just use your eyes and look around!

  5. Why do we need the "consulting firm of GRAEF" when we pay a Corridor Expert (CE) a wonderful salary and benefits? Will Corridor Expert (CE) even be at this meeting or will she be busy multi-tasking other projects?

  6. Note to city officials: Why didnt your representative wear a name tag so you knew who you were talking to? The Dot rep and one of the design firm reps had name tags on.

    Also, to this city official dont be so quick to blow people off, people came out to help with their input.