The multipurpose building at the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park has just received is final certificate of occupancy, a major milestone in the project. (Photo courtesy of Curtis Waltz / aerialscapes.com)
Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction
In our last newsletter, we reported that a temporary certificate of occupancy had been issued for the multipurpose building, the first building constructed on the Foxconn site. Since then, final inspections have been completed and the building is now approved by occupancy, which represents a significant milestone in the project. Meanwhile, works continues on preparing other portions of Area 1 Phase 1 for future construction activities.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) reopened the I-94 freeway to three lanes in both directions between WIS 142 to County G in Kenosha and Racine counties. he new work zone is between the active lanes of traffic to enable crews to reconstruct the median. This configuration is in effect until spring.
Motorists are reminded to drive with caution within the work zone and are advised to drive the posted speed limit of 60 mph. More information on the northern segment traffic switch will be available soon.
Wisconn Valley roadway update
County KR, between East Frontage Road and County H, remains closed to traffic through late January. Crews are finishing the County KR box culvert and will begin the Wisconn Valley Way box culvert this month.
Local Monthly Update Meetings
The Local Monthly Update Meetings held on the third Monday of every month will not take place for the next few months as site activity will slow due to winter weather and holiday activities. The next Local Monthly Update Meeting will be announced in the Wisconn Valley News.
County KR Environmental Assessment
WisDOT continues to refine the design for County KR between County H and Old Green Bay Road. The Environmental Assessment (EA) will be published and a public hearing will be conducted in early 2019.
Infrastructure meetings on hiatus during winter
WisDOT's monthly public infrastructure progress meetings will be on hiatus through the winter.
WisDOT held an optional pre-bid meeting with potential contractors to discuss the bidding process for the County H project.
WisDOT soliciting bids for County H (County KR to Braun Road)
WisDOT is advertising a bid opportunity for County H between County KR to Braun Road in Racine County. The bid opening is scheduled for Jan. 15.
The advertisement and preliminary plans are available online.
For the latest traffic information, visit 511wi.gov
Recent News & Announcements
Foxconn completes purchases of Green Bay, Eau Claire buildings
Foxconn Technology Group affiliates spent nearly $12 million to purchase buildings in Eau Claire and Green Bay for to innovation centers. FE Watermark LLC purchased 10 condo units of the Watermark building at 301 N. Washington St. in Green Bay for $9.25 million. FE Haymarket LLC purchased three condo units in the Haymarket Landing building at 200 Eau Claire St. in Eau Claire for $2.7 million. Foxconn previously announced plans for innovation centers at both locations and said it planned to close on the purchases by the end of the year. The centers are intended to allow the company to engage with companies and entrepreneurs around the state.
Read full story from the Biz Times
Foxconn moving ahead, ramping up, village official says
Mount Pleasant Village Board President Dave DeGroot says construction activity at the Foxconn campus has ramped up significantly over the past year. Crews have completed the exterior of Foxconn's first building, a 120,000-square-foot warehouse and multi-use facility slated for occupancy by early 2019."In the last couple of months we've seen hundreds of pieces of equipment working the site every day," he added.
Read full story from Right Wisconsin
Foxconn's Alan Yeung speaks at UW-Parkside graduation
Foxconn Technology Group's Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives Alan Yeung gave a probing, thoughtful glimpse into the future of artificial intelligence and other advancing technologies as the keynote speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside winter commencement, "Foxconn has a keen interest in solving problems and meeting society's needs," he told graduates. "Our Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, along with the innovation centers we are building throughout Wisconsin, will become the catalyst for change, for more discovery, for innovation."
Read full story from Racine Journal-Times
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