County Executive Dan Vrakas announced in a release that Waukesha County will complete construction of the second and final phase of Janesville Road in the City of Muskego next year. Construction of the second phase, from Lannon Drive to Racine Avenue, is expected to begin in the spring of 2013.
Also included in the 2013 Capital Plan are dollars allocated for the completion of the first phase of the project from Moorland Road to Lannon Drive. The first phase of the road is expected to open by the end of the year, and recent estimates from the city have that date as early as the end of October.
“Janesville Road, which is right in the heart of the City, is critical for economic development and public safety,” Vrakas stated. “This project represents the largest financial investment for a highway project ever made by Waukesha County. I’m pleased the project is moving ahead of schedule, and I’m proud to include the final phase in this year’s Capital Plan.”
In total, since 2001, Waukesha County has invested over $37 million in road projects in Muskego.
“The City of Muskego is pleased with the County’s decision to invest in the reconstruction of Janesville Road,” said Muskego Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti. “Some level of disruption to a community cannot be avoided during road projects, but we believe phase one of Janesville Road is going as well as can be expected. We’re pleased how the County staff has worked with our staff, businesses and residents. Residents are already recognizing the positive impact of the road improvements. We look forward to working with the County again next year on the second phase for completion of the project.”
The County Board will review Vrakas’ full 2013 budget in late September with final passage expected in November.