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Highway 140 construction to start in two weeks

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ANN MARIE AMES
April 17, 2008
— Residents and business owners face another summer of construction on Church Street, or Highway 140, through the village of Clinton.

But it will be great when it’s done, village President Mary Jensen said.


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to start work Monday, April 28, spokesman Doug Sina said. Workers will tear up the street from Interstate 43 to just south of the railroad tracks on the south side of town near the DeLong Company, 513 Front St., Clinton.


“Basically we’re tearing out the existing roadway,” Sina said. “Although you know it’s pretty close to that if you’ve ever driven it.”


Sina said the work will last four months and should wrap up in early September.


Workers will install concrete pavement, curbs, gutters and streetlights, Sina said.


Jensen said the concrete will be preferable to asphalt, which gets torn up by the high number of trucks that drive through Clinton.


Last summer, workers installed sewer mains and upgraded other utilities in anticipation of the repave project, Sina said.


Officials will meet Thursday to hammer out the final details of the project, including the official detours. Jensen expects the DOT will route travelers from I-43 to County X in Darien. County X will be open all summer for access to Clinton from the east and west, Jensen said.


The village has maps of routes through town available at the village office, 301 Cross St., Clinton. More information is available online at www.clintonwi.us.



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