WIS 20/83 Reconstruction, Waterford - Racine County

Project location

WIS 20/83, Buena Park Road to WIS 36 (Milwaukee Ave.), in Waterford, Racine County.

 

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Project overview

This project will reconstruct the existing pavement and bridge, and address operational and safety concerns in the project corridor.

Status/phase

This project is currently in the final design phase.

Why is this project needed?

  • Physical issues, age of facility and related deficiencies
  • Increasing traffic volumes and future congestion
  • Safety concerns
  • Drainage concerns

Project benefits/anticipated outcomes

  • Improved safety
  • Increased roadway capacity
  • Improved ride quality
  • Improved operational quality
  • Improved drainage
  • Improved accommodation for pedestrians and bikes

Schedule

Current (2017)

  • Spring 2017 - Finalizing design and real estate acquisition

Future (next year and beyond)

  • Spring 2018 - Utilities relocate facilities
  • Winter 2018-19 - Roadway construction starts 

Past (anything prior to today)

2016

  • Spring 2016 - Started final design

2015

  • Fall 2015 - Begin real estate acquisition (lasting approximately 2 years)

2014

  • Winter 2014 - Preliminary plans completed, preliminary plat completed
  • August/September 2014 - Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) #3 - preferred alternative presented
  • October 2014 - Install traffic signals at Main Street and First Street intersection

2013

  • East Main Street Downtown Commercial Historic District designation was rescinded by the State Historical Society due to loss of focal point, Martini Moz building
  • Winter 2013 - Consultation and mitigation process for impacts to the East Main Street Downtown Commercial Historic District
  • October 28, 2013 - East Main Street Downtown Commercial Historic District determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
  • August 26, 2013 - PIM #2 - Preliminary plans and alternatives presented
  • March 27, 2013 - PIM #1  - Project introduced to the public, data gathering

2012 and older

  • Fall 2012 to Current - Community Sensitive Solutions discussions (aesthetics)
  • Summer/Fall 2011 - Safety study, determination of deficiencies in the project corridor and development of proposed improvements and alternatives
  • Fall 2010 - Data collection started

Contacts

Justin Suydam, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(262) 548-8745
justin.suydam@dot.wi.gov

Dan Sellers, WisDOT SE Region Communications
(262) 548-6702
daniel.sellers@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southeast Region
141 NW Barstow St.
P.O. Box 798
Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
Phone: (262) 548-5902
Fax: (262) 548-5662
TDD: 711
ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov