Thursday, May 16, 2013
As predicted, traffic is backed up into Racine County because of work being done on I-94 near Rawson Avenue.
**Updated at 5:57 p.m. May 18 Patch reader Mike Hembrook said he had been stuck between the airport spur and College Avenue for over an hour. "Just a crawl and people are cutting everyone off, plus broke down cars every 100 feet," he said. **Updated 9:55 a.m. May 18 As predicted, traffic jams are reaching into Racine County because I-94 is shut down at Rawson Avenue. Cameras from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are showing lines of vehicles snaking north into Milwaukee County from the 7-Mile Road exit. Local law enforcement is warning drivers that back-ups could extend as far south as Highway 20. Oak Creek residents should expect some heavy traffic congestion on local roads this weekend. Interstate 94 shut down at Rawson Ave. at…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Drivers should look for freeway ramps and Rawson Avenue lanes to be closed in the coming months.
As drivers who frequent the Rawson Interchange may have noticed, the orange construction cones are out. And they won't be going away anytime soon. Crews have begun the first stage of a months-long project to reconstruct the interchange, which will result in multiple lane and ramp closures from now until fall. Access from northbound I-94 to westbound Rawson Avenue closed this week, and beginning next week, Rawson will be down to one lane in each direction between 13th and 20th streets. Stage 2 is set to begin March 7, which will result in several ramp closures and more lane closures, and continue until early June. The bridge will be demolished in the summer, and construction will wrap up in late fall, according to the state Department of …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Three vehicles were involved in a crash about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. As cars slowed for the accident, another domino crash ensued.
A total of seven vehicles were involved in chain-reaction accidents 15 minutes and one block apart on Rawson Avenue earlier this week. According to Oak Creek police reports: Three vehicles crashed into each other about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of W. Rawson Avenue. A vehicle was eastbound on Rawson when it struck a second vehicle, which pushed into a third vehicle. One of the vehicle occupants, a 46-year-old South Milwaukee woman, was taken to the hospital for back and neck pain. Police cited a 55-year-old South Milwaukee man for following too close. All three vehicles sustained minor damage. About 15 minutes later, another 911 call came in about a four-vehicle accident one block away, in the 1300 block of W. Rawson. That …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A vehicle that stopped due to a car making a U-turn rear-ended a vehicle and caused a chain reaction Sunday on W. Rawson Avenue.
A car making a U-turn in the 2200 block of W. Rawson Ave. was the root cause of a four-car accident Sunday afternoon. According to an Oak Creek police report, an eastbound vehicle had to stop for a car waiting to make a U-turn from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes. That caused it to rear-end a vehicle, which led to a chain reaction involving two more vehicles, including the one making the U-turn. A witness told police the car making the U-turn was stopped in a lane of traffic, instead of using the median, and did not use its left turn signal. One person was injured but declined an ambulance. A 37-year-old man was cited for following too closely.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Northbound Interstate 94 will close in the overnight hours this week, and have reduced lanes during the day, as part of a resurfacing operation.
Get ready for some changes this week as you travel north on Interstate 94 toward downtown. The state Department of Transportation will apply a final asphalt overlay as part of the Mitchell lnterchange reconstruction project. As a result, I-94 west (northbound) from Rawson to the interchange will be closed completely in the overnight hours and have reduced lanes during the day. According to the DOT, I-94 west from Rawson Avenue to the Mitchell Interchange will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. It will close at 8:30 p.m. Friday until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and again from 9 p.m. Saturday until 8 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will also deal with reduced lanes. One lane will be closed Wednesday through Friday, while on Saturday traffic…
Friday, February 10, 2012
No suspects were identified in burglary Wednesday.
An Oak Creek resident lost an estimated $1,200 worth of possessions in a garage burglary Wednesday. According to an Oak Creek police report, someone entered a garage side door in the 600 block of E. Rawson Avenue between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The resident told police that two tool boxes, a chainsaw, an air compressor, tools and a propane heater - a total value of about $1,2000 - were taken. Police did not find any evidence at the scene and no neighbors saw anything, according to the report.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Descendants of soldiers still live in the area.
Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a five-part series on local men and their service in the Civil War. Click here for Parts 1-3. When you are driving on S. Howell Avenue and turn onto E. Rawson Avenue, you quickly go over a small hill and see an assortment of houses on the passenger side of the vehicle. On the driver's side of the car are abundant open spaces and the occasional business a little more than a mile from the north-south runway of Mitchell International Airport. In 1863, people in this same area would have been driving their horses and wagons past Oak Creek Township farms that had sons in the Civil War – the Schumacher farm, the Schulte farm, the Verhaalen farm (which would be spelled Verhalen on the 1876 plat map) and most …
Monday, October 24, 2011
Six vehicles were damaged in accident Saturday.
An oversized load traveling eastbound on E. Rawson Ave. snagged a guide wire and pulled down two telephone poles in an incident that caused damage to six vehicles. According to an Oak Creek police report: The department received multiple calls about 11:05 a.m. that wires were down across both lanes of traffic in the 1200 block of E. Rawson Ave. The accident caused severe damage to a We Energies vehicle plus damage to five other vehicles. No one was injured. Traffic was blocked in both directions while crews cleared the scene. The truck that caused the accident remained unidentified.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Oak Creek police arrest 21-year-old near Rawson Avenue.
A 21-year-old driver clocked at 90 mph on Rawson Avenue was arrested for drunken driving Friday morning. According to an Oak Creek police report, officers caught up with the man on Clement Avenue, just south of Rawson, about 1:45 a.m. His preliminary blood-alcohol content was about two times the legal limit, the report said. In addition to the OWI, he was also cited for speeding and operating after revocation.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
More than $300 was taken from residence.
Oak Creek police are investigating a burglary in the 200 block of E. Rawson Ave. According to a police report, the homeowner got a text message just before 2 p.m. Wednesday from his neighbor, who saw someone leaving his residence with a jar of change. He came home and discovered his change jar filled with about $300 was taken and his son's change jar was emptied, police said. Entry appeared to have been gain by an unlocked window, according to a police report. An officer was set to conduct a follow-up investigation.