Wisconsin DOT hears public feedback on Highway 14 construction project

HWY 14

Rock County residents turn out by the dozens to share their thoughts on an upcoming construction project for Highway 14.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a public involvement meeting last night to share their plans for the project and take public feedback.

Project Manager Alex Hagen said the project isn’t a reconstruction, but rather a resurfacing and rehabilitation of a 13-mile segment between Evansville and Janesville.

The project will span from just east of the County M intersection in Evansville to just west of the US 51 intersection in Janesville to expand the highway’s useful life.

Residents in attendance pushed for expansion at a handful of key intersections that get congested during rush hour.

The proposed construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and would mostly take place at night, but a detour would likely be necessary for repairs on the bridge over the Rock River.