Press Release – Work At 40th and 124 to Require Closure
LAKE HALLIE, Wis. – Improvements on the west side of the intersection of 40th Avenue and state Route 124 will require a detour for traffic west of Route 124 in April and June. The Village of Lake Hallie will reconstruct part of the intersection to provide a right turn lane from eastbound 40th Avenue to southbound Route 124, to widen the nearby railroad crossing on 40th Avenue, and to install railroad crossing signals and arms to improve safety.
The first step in the project will be to relocate a large gas main on 40th Avenue before roadway construction begins. Starting at 6:30 a.m. on April 19, the west side of the intersection will be closed, and a detour route will be posted for residents and businesses in the area. While through traffic will continue normally on Route 124, as well as on 40th Avenue east of Route 124, traffic on Route 124 will not be able to access 40th Avenue to the west, and traffic on 40th Avenue to the west of the intersection will not be able to access Route 124. The intersection is expected to fully reopen by April 30, but inclement weather could delay the project a few days.
The intersection will be open throughout May. Starting about June 1, construction on the intersection will begin without affecting traffic. About mid-June the closure of the west part of the intersection will resume as work on the railroad crossing begins, and the detour route will again be in place for about two weeks. The closure will not affect through traffic on Route 124 or on 40th Avenue east of the highway. In May, another press release will be distributed with firmer June closure dates.
Please use caution in the construction area