Work on WIS 145 and Donges Bay Road Intersection to begin
Five-day closure of intersection scheduled


May 11, 2016

On Monday, May 16, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin an intersection reconstruction of WIS 145 (Fond du Lac Avenue) and Donges Bay Road, in the village of Germantown, Washington County. The current schedule of operations will be split into two stages, requiring short-term and long-term closures that are summarized below.

Stage 1:
Long-term full closure of Donges Bay Road at WIS 145 (the week of May 16)
One-week full closure of WIS 145 at Donges Bay Road (late May)
This is to complete underground utility construction (sanitary, water, storm sewer)
WIS 145 to remain open except for the aforementioned five-day closure

Stage 2: (Late summer):
Long-term full closure of Donges Bay Road at WIS 145
Detour WIS 145 southbound traffic to I-41/US 45 for duration of stage (approx. two calendar months)
WIS 145 will be open to northbound traffic
Traffic will be on new lane in roundabout heading north

Detour as follows:

Donges Bay Road –Traffic going westbound on Donges Bay Road will turn north on Washington Drive, proceeding to Mequon Road (WIS 167). Go westbound on Mequon Road to Pilgrim Road. Turn south on Pilgrim Road, continuing until connecting with Donges Bay Road. (Eastbound traffic will reverse the sequence and direction of travel)

WIS 145 – Traffic going southbound on WIS 145 will turn west on Mequon Road. Proceed westbound on Mequon Road to connect with southbound I-41/US 45 at the Lannon Road Interchange. Go south on the freeway, then exit to eastbound County Q (County Line Road). Proceed east on County Q to WIS 145. (Northbound traffic will reverse the sequence and direction of travel)

The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change. The contractor, Michels Corp., plans on completing the $3.3 million project in late fall 2016.

With the intersection among the top five percent of intersections statewide for crash severity, it will be reconstructed into a roundabout. Studies have shown roundabouts increase safety and decrease the severity of collisions.