Work on WIS 50 in Walworth County to begin

​Release date: March 24, 2017

On Monday, April 3, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin a road improvement project on WIS 50 (7th Street and Geneva Street) from Wisconsin Street to Wright Street, in the city of Delavan, Walworth County.

The public is invited to learn more about the project by attending an open house on Thursday, March 30, at the Delavan Municipal Building, 123 South 2nd Street, from 5 to 6 p.m. 

The improvements on this approximately one mile corridor include:

  • Resurfacing from Wisconsin Avenue to Park Avenue.
  • Railroad improvements (new surface, gate and lighting) at 7th Street railroad crossing.
  • Reconstruction from Park Avenue to east of Wright Street.
  • Reconstruction of WIS 50 and Borg/Wright Street Intersection.
  • Addition of shared-use path (north of WIS 50) from Wright Street to east of I-43.

Access to businesses will be maintained. Whenever possible, all efforts will be made to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction on WIS 50. However, water main work will require segments of WIS 50 to be fully closed short-term. Upon completion of a particular segment, crews will move onto another segment until this water main operation is finished, which is anticipated to last more than three months.

Improvements to the railroad crossing near Wisconsin Street may require an additional short-term closure.

A detour will be in effect for the duration of the project. If heading westbound on WIS 50, motorists can go north on Wright Street to connect with Racine Street. Go west on Racine Street to proceed to your destination. Eastbound motorists would reverse the aforementioned directions.

The contractor, Buteyn-Peterson Construction Co., is planning on completing the $4.8 million project in late fall of 2017. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.

More information can be found on the project website.

For more information, contact:

Brian DeNeve, Southeast Region Communications
(262) 548-8759 or