The city's Dog Park on Highway 38 is closed for the summer due to road construction along Highway 38. The work will temporarily close down the entrance to the park and eliminate parking. The good news is construction includes city plans to build an off-street parking lot for the Dog Park. So while the park is closed, for now, it will reopen better forever in late fall.
Here's the official announcement from the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department:
The City of Racine’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department informs you that road construction has started on Highway 38. Only some areas will be open to local traffic. The road construction will effectively close the Dog Park. There will not be any parking available at the dog park starting Wednesday, May 13, 2010. Driving and parking, at the Dog Park, is not an option until the road construction is completed.And here's information from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on the Highway 38 project, which is scheduled to be finished in late October:
People trying to get to the dog park may be ticketed, as they will not be considered local traffic. Individuals with questions, about the Dog Park, may call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services at 636-9131.
Location: County K to Oakwood
Schedule: Late April to Oct. 29, 2010
Length of project: 8 miles
Cost: $6.3 million
Type of work: WIS 38 will be mostly a mill and resurface project with improvements to intersections at Hoods Creek Road, Brook Road. Four Mile Road, Five Mile Road, West River Road Nicholson Road, County H, 6 ½ Mile Road, Forest Hill Road, 7 ½ Mile Road, Caddy Lane, Elm Road and Howell Service Drive. Two bridges at Husher Creek and Tributary to Husher Creek will be reconstructed with new box culverts. Signals will be added at County G. Finally, storm sewer pipes and culvert pipes will be added as necessary.
Traffic impacts: WIS 38 through traffic will be closed during the construction period. The detour route will utilize north WIS 31 to WIS 32 to west on WIS 100. Work on the two box culverts at Husher Creek and tributary to Husher Creek will be staggered to keep one open at all times. Access to homes and businesses will be provided using the nearest side road.