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.