Today’s problem: TR wrote Fix It, “Driving down 22nd Avenue the last two nights, I counted 11 streetlights out between Birch Road and 50th Street.”
Follow-up on last week’s problem: Last week’s Fix It covered safety concerns at the two-way stop intersection of Highway Y (22nd Avenue) and Highway A (Seventh Street) in the village and town of Somers.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It to question the safety of an intersection in the village and town of Somers.
Kenosha drivers were talking all week about the snow-covered traffic signals and road signs after last Sunday’s story.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It Monday to complain that after Sunday’s snowstorm, there were a lot of snow-covered traffic signals.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It to complain about streetlights that are out on the east frontage road between State Highway 50 (75th Street) and County Highway K (60th Street).
Today’s problem: A reader who is a first responder wrote Fix It: “I live in southeast Pleasant Prairie. For many years, my family and I have witnessed traffic fail to see stop signs at two high-speed intersections along the state line. I am specifically identifying Russell Road and 39th Aven…
Today’s problem: TC wrote Fix It that, “For as many years as I can remember, there has been a big orange City trash truck parked at the Kenosha (Public) Museum in the front of the lot. Also around it is a huge stain from all the nasty toxic juices that drain out. All while this is parked abo…
Today’s problem: The Union Pacific railroad has a line that extends diagonally northeast to southwest through the city of Kenosha. As everyone knows, most of these Union Pacific crossings are rough. Really rough. Among these is the UP crossing in the 7800 block of 60th Avenue.
Today’s problem: A parent whose children attend the Brompton School contacted Fix It with complaints about the vehicle traffic and school zone signage near Jane Vernon Elementary, the Brompton School and Tremper High School.
Today’s problem: A reader wrote Fix It about speeders near Pleasant Prairie Elementary School. “There are a lot of speeders during school …They don’t have many signs that tell people kids are crossing, or school is in session.”
Today’s problem: The new school year officially starts for the Kenosha Unified School district on Tuesday. Some KUSD schools, like Frank Elementary, already have students back in session. Fix It wanted to highlight the fact that children will be out and about near schools. Fix It visited two…
Today’s problem: Reader SA contacted Fix It and asked, “This is how my street has been since February when a plow hit a manhole cover. Why can’t it be fixed?”
Today’s problem: The Pike River outlet at Pennoyer Park beach on Lake Michigan in Kenosha is a dangerous location.
Today’s updates: The crazy-busy traffic pattern at the intersection of 94th Avenue and 76th Street in Pleasant Prairie was the topic of the Fix It article published in the Kenosha News on Feb. 2.
Today’s problem: Reader CL wrote Fix It: “I have hit these potholes in the CVS/Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 22nd Avenue and 80th Street several times. I came close to stepping in one. I am a senior citizen who has a hard time walking and I certainly don’t need these potholes to take me down.…
Today’s problem: Reader KP contacted Fix It about a problem at Carthage College.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It about a property at 8601 39th Avenue that has a retention pond.
Today’s problem: RS contacted the Kenosha News about the abandoned gas station at 8004 22nd Ave. in the city. You know, the one that’s on everyone’s must-see list when they have guests visiting from out of town.
Today’s problem: Some people mentioned to Fix It that traffic on northbound 22nd Avenue in the Uptown business district can back up all the way from 60th Street south to 63rd Street during peak traffic times, like 4 to 5 p.m. on a weekday.
Today’s lesser problem first: Recently some person(s) decided to spray paint the concrete staircases in HarborPark with graffiti. This is just north of and across the street from the Civil War Museum, alongside the harbor channel walk in the 100 block of 54th Street. Fix It mentioned this gr…
Today’s problem: Two readers contacted Fix It to voice complaints about some conditions in Kenosha’s harbor channel.
Today’s problem: This is a follow-up to the Fix It published in the Kenosha News on April 6. At that time a reader, Dr. Shalini Varma, had contacted Fix It with concerns about the safety of the intersection of 39th Avenue and Washington Road in Kenosha. Varma, who is a woman, wrote Fix It, “…
Today’s problem: Just like last week’s Fix It problem. No, really. It’s more dumping on Highway ML (122nd Street) just west of Highway H in pretty much the same spot where someone ditched their mattress and bed frame the weekend before last.
Today’s problem: The dumping season is back. While bicycling on Highway ML (also known as 122nd Street) just west of Highway H in Pleasant Prairie last Saturday morning, Fix It noticed that someone had dumped their mattress, bed frame and other garbage alongside the roadway.
Today’s problem: Doing your spring cleaning and looking to clean out your medicine cabinet?
Today’s problem: Southport Park erosion. The winter-like storm over the three-day period of April 14-16, worsened existing erosion and added more new spots.
Today’s problem: Actually, it’s an opportunity for spring cleaning. Two weeks from now, on Saturday, May 5, Kenosha County is sponsoring the annual 2018 Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste & Refrigerant Collection event. It’s the only countywide event this year.
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.”
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.