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Public meetings set to discuss proposed reconstruction along I-43 from Glendale to Grafton

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 19:39:28-05

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is hosting two open house meetings to update the public on the reconstruction of I-43, from Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee County to WIS 60 in Ozaukee County.

Public meetings will be held at the following locations and times:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Mequon City Hall
11333 Cedarburg Road
Mequon, WI 53092

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Place: Nicolet High School
6701 Jean Nicolet Road
Glendale, WI 53217

According to the Wisconsin DOT, the project includes the expansion of I-43 from four to six lanes, the reconstruction of five existing interchanges along the corridor, and the replacement of the Union Pacific railroad bridge over I-43 in Glendale. The project also includes the expansion of a section of Port Washington Road in Glendale from two lanes to four lanes.

The goal of the project is to address emerging pavement and structural needs, safety issues, design deficiencies (including clearance at bridges, visibility, and merging and weaving distances), and existing and projected traffic volumes.

Construction will likely begin in 2022, depending on if funding is available for the project. The project has been enumerated as part of the 2019-2021 budget and is currently in the preliminary engineering design phase.

Purpose and need factors encompass improvements intended to correct existing problems, and problems that may occur later during the project’s 30-year planning period, ending in the year 2040.

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