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Work on I-43/County Y Interchange in Waukesha County to begin
Safety improvement will provide high friction surface treatment on roundabouts

 

July 28, 2015

On Wednesday, July 29, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin work on a high friction surface treatment project on the County Y (S. Racine Ave.) roundabouts, off I-43 (Rock Freeway) in Waukesha County.

The project is expected to enhance safety. High friction surface treatments (HFST) are a specially-engineered pavement overlay that has a rougher texture and greater surface area to provide additional friction.

The contractor, RAM Construction Services of Michigan, plans on completing the $434,500 project by mid-August. The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.

During the week of July 27, the entrance and exit ramps of Northbound I-43 will be closed, while the northbound ramps remain open. During the week of August 3, the entrance and exit ramps of Southbound I-43 are scheduled to be closed, while the northbound ramps remain open.

Both I-43 Northbound and I-43 Southbound traffic will use the same detour during ramp closures.

Detour to access County Y north of the freeway
Exit at County O (S. Moorland Road) then proceed north to County ES (W. National Ave.), go south on County ES to connect to County Y (S. Racine Ave.).

Detour to access County Y south of the freeway
Exit at County O (S. Moorland Road) then proceed south to County HH (College Ave.), go west on County HH to connect to County Y.