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Construction to start along WIS 190 (Capitol Drive) in Waukesha County
County F interchange to see closures

 

April 12, 2017

Beginning the last week of April, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to mobilize for the reconstruction of WIS 190 (Capitol Drive), from Five Fields Road to Wethersfield Road, in Waukesha County. The roadway was originally built in 1966 with improvements to the County F interchange taking place in 1992.

The intention of the project is to improve pavement conditions, safety and operations, and mobility on Capitol Drive while maintaining east-west traffic during construction. Capitol Drive is expected to remain open to traffic at all times, however some lane closures will be necessary for temporary paving of shoulders and traffic shifts. No full closures of Capitol Drive are expected.

As part of the project, the bridges over County F will be replaced and reconstruction of the adjacent interchange will be required. The replacement of the bridges will be constructed in two phases with the westbound bridge being built first, followed by the eastbound bridge. The County F roadway is expected to be temporarily closed during the demolition of the existing structures. Due to the expedited schedule of this project, night work for bridge demolition is anticipated.

Temporary County F Detour:
Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour along County M, WIS 164 and Lisbon Road to get around the temporary County F roadway closure.

The on-off ramps at County F will also be closed throughout the duration of the project. Those looking to access Capitol Drive are encouraged to use WIS 164.

The contractor, Lunda Construction, plans on completing the majority of the $8 million dollar project by this winter with minor work taking place in early 2018.

More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at https://projects.511wi.gov/190capitol/