Common Council to review agreement with WisDOT about West Waukesha Bypass upkeep

By HANNAH WEIKEL - Freeman Staff

Nov. 18, 2017

WAUKESHA — The Common Council will vote on the final draft of an agreement between the city and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation that outlines the responsibilities of each entity for future upkeep of the West Waukesha Bypass.

The drafted agreement covers the project from Les Paul Parkway to Interstate 94 and says the city’s Department of Public Works will be responsible for energy, operation, repair and replacement of street lighting from Madison Street to Rolling Ridge Drive. The city is also responsible for all non-signaled crosswalk markings, stormwater systems and shared-use paths within the city limits.

WisDOT will be responsible for permitting authority, signage and pavement markings, sidewalks and all storm waterbasins located on state highway limits. It is also responsible for many of the traffic signals along the West Waukesha Bypass.

Waukesha’s city engineering staff worked with WisDOT to draft the agreement. The full draft of the agreement is available through the city’s website.

The Common Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at City Hall, 201 Delafield St.

Waukesha’s Building and Grounds authority will meet on Monday and discuss Ald. Eric Payne’s proposal to enforce a federal law prohibiting parking in front of mailboxes. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Board will also meet Monday night at 6 p.m. The board’s agenda was not uploaded to the city website by Friday afternoon.

— Hannah Weikel, Freeman Staff