According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), crews are set to begin construction next week on I-43 northbound, between Highway 83 in Mukwonago and Highway 164 in Big Bend. Work on the southbound lanes was completed last year. Last resurfaced in the early 1990s, the pavement is in need of repair.
This project will resurface the roadway, providing a better riding surface and also rehabilitate the following bridges within the project limits:
- Fox River
- Edgewood Avenue
- Oakdale Road
- HiLo Drive
- Evergreen Drive
- Edgewood Avenue will be closed at I-43 beginning Feb. 25, after the opening of Oakdale, for approximately 11 weeks.
- Oakdale Road will be closed at I-43 beginning Jan. 28 for approximately 4 weeks.
- HiLo Drive will be closed at I-43 beginning Feb. 4 for approximately 4 weeks.
*closure schedule should be considered tentative, and is dependent on weather
Construction on I-43 will be staged to keep most lanes open during peak drive times. Lanes will be restricted during off-peak hours (southbound: 7 p.m. – 2 p.m., northbound: 9 a.m. – 5 a.m.) Periodic short-term ramp closures may be necessary to complete the work.
At some point, traffic will be crossed over to the recently-completed southbound lanes to allow for two lanes of traffic in each direction. The contractor, Payne and Dolan of Waukesha, plans to finish projects prior to Thanksgiving 2013.
The $13.4 million project is being paid for with a mix of federal and state funds.