Road work begins in Racine County on Monday

CREATED Apr 21, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 21, 2014

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RACINE COUNTY -- Get ready for a new round of road construction in southeastern Wisconsin as the orange barrel season kicks off Monday on I-94. Signs warning drivers about this project are already up. It wont be finished until the middle of summer.

“The frontage roads will be a little busier,” says Jerry Michel, who lives near the construction in Yorkville.

Michel isn't looking forward to a slew of extra traffic in front of his home.

“It will get worse as they get going. When they close the interstate down to one or two lanes in both directions, everything will be on the frontage road.”

The project will have a major impact on southeastern Wisconsin drivers. It begins Monday in Racine County from County K-R to County G. Once work is done in Racine County, crews will focus their attention to I-94 in Milwaukee County. Resurfacing there will span from County G all the way to Rawson Avenue.

Some on and off ramps will be shut down at certain times during construction. The DOT has posted detour signs to show drivers how to get around. Michel says he’s looking forward to a little peace and quiet, but wished it would come before late summer.

“I was ready two years ago for it to be over.”

DOT officials say the work should be finished sometime in July.