Public meeting for WIS 20/83 in Racine County

Meeting to focus on final design of proposed reconstruction


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region is announcing the fourth public involvement meeting to discuss the reconstruction of WIS 20/83 from Buena Park Road to Milwaukee Avenue (WIS 36) in the village and town of Waterford and the village of Rochester, in Racine County. The project includes the reconstruction of East Main Street from First Street to Milwaukee Street. 

The meeting is scheduled on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River Street, Waterford, Wis. 53185. 

The meeting format will be an open house; no formal presentations are planned. Engineers representing WisDOT and real estate agents will be available to answer questions about the improvements and real estate process, which will be starting shortly. WisDOT encourages property and business owners, interested citizens and other stakeholders to attend the meeting.

WIS 20/83 is proposed to be reconstructed to a wider 2-lane roadway (one lane in each direction with bike lanes) that in the future could accommodate four lanes (two lanes in each direction) from Buena Park Road to the Main Street / 1st Street intersection. WIS 20/83 from the Main Street / 1st Street intersection to Milwaukee Avenue (WIS 36) is proposed to be reconstructed with one travel lane in each direction and parking to remain. Bike and pedestrian accommodations are proposed for the entire length of the project. The purpose of the project is to improve safety, riding characteristics, intersection operation, sight distance and drainage throughout the corridor.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact Justin Suydam, WisDOT Project Manager at (262) 548-8745 or Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Justin Suydam, 141 NW Barstow Street, PO Box 798, Waukesha, WI 53187-0798.

Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Justin Suydam at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).