Public meeting set for US 45 rehabilitation project in Washington County
 Open house on proposed improvements


June 29, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is announcing a Public Involvement Meeting to discuss proposed improvements to the US 45 roadway and bridge rehabilitation project in Washington County.

The meeting will take place at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center, located at 3000 County PV, West Bend, on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need of the project and to obtain input on the proposed improvements. 

The meeting will be conducted in an open house format. No formal presentations will be made. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions. Project plans, location maps, and other exhibits will be on display to illustrate the work in detail. WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis. 

The proposed improvements include the rehabilitation of 14 miles of US 45 and the rehabilitation of 22 bridges.  The construction limits are from the I-41/ US 45 split to one mile north of County D.  The project consists of milling the existing asphaltic pavement and overlaying it with new asphalt pavement, diamond grinding the existing concrete pavement, and repaving the shoulders.  Structure rehabilitations will consist of overlaying eight (8) bridges over US 45 and 14 bridges on US 45.  Also, as part of this project, sections of the County PV ramps will be reconstructed.

Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2020.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information, please contact WisDOT Project Manager Brian Pluemer at (262) 548-6721. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Brian Pluemer, WisDOT, 141 NW Barstow Street, P.O. Box 798, Waukesha, WI 53187.

Citizens who require a sign language interpreter may request one by contacting Brian Pluemer, at least three working days prior to the meeting, via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).