Highway improvements spurred by fatal crash complete

DOT: $900K project added turn lanes in front of high school on Highway 14
Highway improvements spurred by fatal crash complete

The Highway 14 construction project spurred by a crash that killed a student teacher near Wisconsin Heights High School is complete, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation release.

Safety improvements at the entrance of Wisconsin Heights High School on Highway 14 between Black Earth and Mazomanie were initiated after Katie Binning was killed in May 2012 while slowing down to turn into the parking lot.

Binning was a student athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and was student teaching at Wisconsin Heights High School at the time of the crash.

The $900,000 project consolidated the two entrances to the school and added turn lanes on Highway 14, according to the release.

The project started July 10.