Today’s problem: “It’s totally not pedestrian friendly,” said Daniel Altorfer of the intersection of 31st Street and State Highway 31 (Green Bay Road).
Today’s problem: “Accountability is important, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations,” wrote Dr. Shalini Varma.
Today’s problem: Near Trevor in Kenosha County is a short section of County Highway JF, just south of Highway C, where the speed limit is posted as 45 mph for about a one-quarter mile section of roadway.
Today’s problem: A reader wrote: “The building at 624 57th St. has graffiti on the east side of the building. It has been there for many months now since the demolition of the parking garage. It doesn’t look very good when you are driving north on Sixth Avenue and you look over and can see a…
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It about the intersection of 63rd Street and Sheridan Road in the city.
Today’s problem: LW wrote: “Good morning, take a ride down 22nd Avenue to 85th Street. My issue is 22nd Avenue. There are pieces of (concrete) that are coming out of the road, flying up at your cars. The northeast curb line at 22nd Avenue and 85th Street is lined with pieces of concrete, now…
Today’s problem: While walking on the Simmons Island beach last Friday, Fix It noticed that there were six used vehicle tires sitting on an otherwise clean beach. These were on the east side of the beach house, between the beach house and the north pier.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It to complain about streetlights out on Highway 50 at 94th Avenue.
Today’s problem: A “concerned citizen” contacted Fix It about some parking sign confusion. CC noted the contradiction presented by two parking signs that tell drivers to do opposite things. CC said, “It could have just been an oversight.”
Today’s problem: Two readers contacted Fix It about the intersection of 94th Avenue and 76th Street in the village of Pleasant Prairie. This is a three-way stop that’s just south of Highway 50, near Costco and Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin St. Catherine’s Medical Center.
Today’s problem: Streetlights that are out and haven’t been fixed at the intersection of State Highway 31 and 95th Street. On Dec. 22, Fix It wrote about the dark intersection just east of here at 95th Street and Old Green Bay Road. While there, Fix It noticed that there were several streetl…
Today’s problem: How does having snow clogging up the area around fire hydrants affect the Kenosha Fire Department? Now that we’ve had our first official snowstorm of the season this week, including a snow emergency, Fix It wanted to visit the subject in an effort to have the public adopt th…
Today’s problem: There is a damaged guardrail that needs to be replaced on the east side of Alford Park Drive (Highway 32) right at an entrance to Carthage College.
This week, Fix It takes a quick look at the top five things that were written about and then went unresolved in 2017. Perhaps some of these will see a resolution in 2018.
Today’s problem: KM said, “They shouldn’t have dumped it there at all, this isn’t a dump site.”
Today’s problem: Scott said, "The intersection is completely black," referring to the lack of street lighting at the intersection of 95th Street and Old Green Bay Road in the village of Pleasant Prairie. In an earlier email, Scott wrote: "The only lights at this intersection, or rather, near…
Today’s problem: S. wrote to Fix It: “I drove past the population sign that’s on 75th Street right before Pershing (Boulevard) and I believe it’s been the same (number) since at least 1999! Probably could use an update. ...Thanks and Happy Holidays.”
While most local residents are still under the covers or sipping coffee Saturday, the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha will be out early making this holiday season special.
Today’s problem: Just when you thought the erosion events at Southport Park might have subsided, subsidence occurs again. A lady stopped by the Kenosha News to point out that there is another section of that park that has crumbled into Lake Michigan. In a voicemail later, the lady said, “We’…
Today’s problem: A reader wrote, “Is it done?! I don’t see how it addresses the initial concern, which is that people turning right off 40th Avenue don’t yield the right of way to those traveling west from 39th Avenue up Wilson Road. I’m hoping there’s more to come!” The reader is referring …
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to overlook being thankful for things that have gotten better. Since it’s the Thanksgiving holiday week, here is a list of a few things that Fix It is thankful for from this past year:
Today’s problem: Two people contacted Fix It recently about the condition of the lane markings on Alford Park Drive near Carthage College.
Today’s problem: Three people contacted Fix It about the rough Union Pacific railroad crossing on 60th Street just west of 26th Avenue in the city. In their view, it is, at best, a potential tire mangler and, at worst, dangerous.
Today’s problem: J.W. called Fix It to complain about the debris thrown up on the Kemper Center pedestrian and bicycle path from the Lake Michigan wave action during a storm on Oct. 11.
Today’s problem: Tui Wyllie wrote Fix It: “The recent accident that killed an innocent driver at the intersection of highways H and KR (in Somers) made me write this ... This intersection is not as visible as it should be, especially for the drivers who are not familiar with this route. If y…
Today’s problem: KMC said, “...After the Tremper football games at the brand-new Ameche Field, when people go to the parking lot, it’s dark, both on the Anderson Pool side and the Tremper side. As long as the stadium is well-lit and really nice, why don’t they follow through and turn some li…
Today’s problem and resolution: Well, it took essentially three months, but residents on 31st Street on the north side of Kenosha have reason to rejoice now that their street, which was torn up at the end of June, was finally repaved this week.
Today’s problem: A person contacted Fix It saying there is a tripping hazard with the new curb on the new sidewalk adjacent to the Reuther High School parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection of 58th Street and 10th Avenue.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It to say, “The Eighth Avenue pedestrian crossings at the Kenosha Medical Center parking ramp are virtually non-existent anymore because the paint has worn off so bad ... but it would be nice if a couple of those portable ‘stop when a pedestrian is in …
Today’s problem: Reader RJ contacted Fix It about a “concrete-grass-concrete dilemma” involving a city sidewalk.
Today’s problem: A reader wrote, “The house (on the south side of Kenosha) has some type of hose leaking onto the sidewalk to the east. You can see the hose through the fence. The first time I saw it, I thought it was just standing water. Wrong. ... I almost fell on my (hindquarters) because…
Today’s problem: Reader “Mr. M” contacted Fix It about the condition of Matoska Park on the city’s north side. Mr. M said, “There’s a sinkhole that developed in Matoska Park a year ago. The city hasn’t done anything about it.”
Today’s problem: Terry Rose said, “This has been going on for years … I’m quite sick of it, frankly.”
Today’s problem: A reader contacted the News to complain about a mystery donation box that’s attracted a dumping mess around it on the west side of 34th Avenue just north of 52nd Street. CB called to say it’s being used as a dump site with broken furniture piled next to it along with other g…
Today’s problem: Theresa Martin wrote Fix It, “Since 2005, myself and a few friends have taken care of the triangle garden at the north end of Library Park. This was part of the Adopt-A-Spot program coordinated by a part-time city employee.
Today’s problem: JL wrote Fix It, “You seem to like requests for flashing yellow turn arrows, so here’s mine: westbound 75th Street at 39th Avenue.
Today’s problem: Two readers recently questioned the condition of the 22nd Avenue roadway in the city of Kenosha.
BY BRIAN PASSINO
Today’s problemTwo people contacted Fix It with a complaint about a burned-out light on a pole located at the driveway on the northwest side of Jane Vernon Elementary School, 8518 22nd Ave.
Today’s problem: Church bells in the early morning hours while people are trying to sleep.
Today's problem: A round-up of sidewalk complaints that Fix It has received.
A reader called Fix It to complain that, “Over at Tremper High School, there are 14 dead ash trees over 50, 60 feet in the air, some of them. They’ve been slowly dying from the emerald ash borer. They’re on a very large parkway. Tuesday, there’s going to be hundreds of kids walking underneat…
Today’s problem: The Forest Meadow subdivision, located at the intersection of 65th Street and 55th Avenue on the west side of Kenosha, has a long-standing weed problem. Tara Panasewicz contacted Fix It with a complaint about tall weeds on vacant lots in this subdivision, in particular the o…
BY BRIAN PASSINO
This week’s problem: The splash/spray park/pad area at the Southport Marina has a reader concerned about the safety of children and adults that have slipped on the slick surface.
BY BRIAN PASSINO
Today’s problem: A Fix It reader questions the timing of the left-turn signal arrows at the intersection of Highway 50 and Green Bay Road.
Today’s problem: “So now it’s popped, and it’s just kind of melting,” said Patti Hacker of a deer carcass in the post-bloat stage on Highway 50 at 130th Avenue. just west of Interstate 94. “I’m sure I’m not the only one who sees that. It’s gross. Who’s supposed to be cleaning it up?”
Today’s problem: The crosswalk on Sheridan Road at 78th Street that pedestrians use to get to the Kenosha Kingfish games at historic Simmons Field. It needs to be improved.
Today’s problem: Weeeeee! Yet another rough railroad crossing — as if we didn’t have enough of them already. It’s a veritable smorgasbord!