WIS 59 Resurfacing - Waukesha County

​​Project Location​​​

​WIS 59 from Sunset Drive to Arcadian Avenue in Waukesha County.


The purpose and need of the project is to address poor pavement riding characteristics and address intersection safety issues along WIS 59 from Sunset Drive to Arcadian Avenue in Waukesha County. The existing concrete pavement was constructed in 1988 and is in need of repair as there are areas of cracking and joint deterioration.

The poor pavement riding characteristics will be addressed by completing concrete pavement repairs to the existing pavement and then resurfacing the roadway by means of diamond grinding. Intersection safety issues will be addressed by extending turn lanes at the intersections of Racine Avenue and Broadway Street and adding auxiliary lanes in three locations. Intersection safety issues will also be addressed by replacing traffic signals at the Pearl Street intersection and adding a right turn signal from southbound WIS 59 to westbound Sunset Drive. Additionally the project will address bike and pedestrian accommodations, substandard guardrail, and deteriorated inlets and culverts throughout the project limits.

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  • ​Construction is tentatively scheduled for summer 2023​

Traffic Impacts​​​

Traffic on WIS 59 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction during non-peak hours and reduced to two lanes in each direction during peak hours. Turn lanes will be closed for a period of time for turn lane additions/extensions. Access to any businesses or residences along WIS 59 will be maintained at all times during construction.


​Brett Matheny, WisDOT Project manager
(414) 531-3079

Dan Sellers, WisDOT Communications
(262) 548-6702