Governor Evers approves WIS 89 rehabilitation project near Whitewater

Release date: May 3, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers has signed a $2.5 million contract for rehabilitation improvements along WIS 89 in Walworth County, from US 12 in Whitewater to County Road A in Richmond.

Work and closures began May 1. Rock Road Companies, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project and will implement the following:

Project Improvements

  • Resurfacing approximately 7 miles of roadway
  • Culvert replacement and cleanouts
  • Beam guard replacements
  • New pavement markings and signs

What to Expect

  • Beginning May 1, WIS 89 will be closed to through-traffic (traffic without a destination within the work zone) during construction.
  • Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.
  • Signed detour route utilizes US 12, WIS 67 and I-43.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late summer 2023. The project schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.

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Contact Information:

Chris Verhyen, Southeast Region Communications Manager
(262) 548-8757

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