Hwy. I project won’t cause zoning issues, official says

County director assures residents they will be able to make changes on their land
By 
KERRY LYNCH
Ozaukee Press correspondent

Ozaukee County Public Works Director Jon Edgren assuaged the concerns of residents living along Highway I by telling the Town of Fredonia Plan Commission last week that the widening of a section of the road this summer will not interfere with their ability to make changes on their properties.

The $1.65 million project will add three feet of asphalt and three feet of gravel to the shoulder of Highway I from Highway Z north to westbound Belgium-Kohler Road. The work will extend the right of way from 60 to 80 feet, sparking concerns that properties will no longer conform to zoning requirements and that owners won’t be able to remodel homes or modify their properties in other ways.

Edgren said the work will not result in non-conforming lots and that property owners will be able to make changes on their properties.

In addition to widening the shoulders, the project decreases the grade of Highway I where there are two hills just north of Fredonia-Kohler Road.

Construction is expected to begin in July.

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