April 28, 2023
By Lane Kimble
KENOSHA — There’s an expectation that when you pour your heart, soul, time, and effort into a major construction project, you’re building something to last.
The Zignego Company expects nothing less from its nearly $90 million Highway 50 reconstruction project in Kenosha, which should be done in the next couple of months.
“This’ll probably be around for the next 40 years, is my guess,” Zignego Project Management Director Jeff Kuhn told us when WTBA visited the site earlier this month.
The project expands part of the extremely busy highway – which is lined with hundreds of businesses, stores, and restaurants – from four to six lanes and from six to eight lanes closer to downtown Kenosha.
In all, the work spans more than four miles.
“When I had the plans dropped on my desk, it was a little bit overwhelming,” Kuhn admitted. “But you just take it one piece at a time… This is one of the largest reconstructs in the state’s history, I believe… It’s great to see it all come together.”
Kuhn credits the Zignego crews for working well and overcoming hurdles in conjunction with WisDOT, utilities, and a host of subcontractors, including WTBA members Musson Brothers, Lunda Construction, Arbor Green, Pro Electric, and others.