Road Construction & Projects


Washington County Highway Department Projects

Washington County road construction is prioritized on the basis of need and roads are built with federal aid if possible with contracts let to the lowest bidder. See the map below for the County's 5-year Highway Improvement Plan for 2019-2024. The Department's long-range road improvement plans are detailed in its 2050 Transportation Network Sustainability Plan. All County and State projects displayed are subject to change.

5-Year Highway Improvement Plan (2019-2024)

Safety is also a primary factor when determining which roads should be improved. Washington County's GIS division has produced the following accident severity map that summarizes where roadway accidents have occurred throughout Washington County from 2014 to 2018 and how severe they were. This information is a key component when determining where safety should be improved on Washington County's highway system.

Washington County Accident Severity Map - 2014-2018


Jurisdictional Transfers

The following links summarize jurisdictional transfers being discussed between Washington County, the State of Wisconsin, and local municipalities. Washington County is spearheading discussions and aiming for win-win solutions with all parties involved. Additional details regarding proposed jurisdictional transfers can be found in agenda packets of the Public Works Committee dating back to November of 2017.

Proposed Jurisdictional Transfers 2017 (Map)
2017 Jurisdictional Transfer Draft Plan
CTH W - Proposed Improvements - STH 83 to STH 175 (as of 1/19/18) - Option 1
CTH W - Proposed Improvements - STH 83 to STH 175 (as of 2/7/18) - Option 2


2019


CTH C - Pulverize and Repave

The Washington County Highway Department is in the process of pulverizing and repaving County Trunk Highway (CTH) C from CTH Z to CTH P in the Town of Polk. The road is closed to thru traffic but residents are able to get to and from their homes as needed. Paving, grading of side slopes and driveway approaches, and painting have been completed. Shouldering will be completed soon. Please obey all traffic signage in the area. If you have any questions, please call the Highway Department at (262)335-4435.

CTH C Repaving Project Area Map


CTH WW - Pulverize & Repave

The Washington County Highway Department is currently repaving County Trunk Highway (CTH) WW from CTH D in Kohlsville to State Highway 33. This is a 3-mile stretch of road in the towns of Addison and Wayne. The road is closed to thru traffic but residents can get to and from their homes as needed. The intersection of CTH WW and Beaver Dam Road experienced grading work after pulverization to improve sight distances and general safety. A detour route using CTH D, CTH W and State Highway 33 is posted during the overall project. Please obey all traffic signage in the area. All work is anticipated to be completely by the end of August and is dependent on weather and other factors. If you have any questions, please call the Highway Department at (262)335-4435.

CTH WW Repaving Project Area & Detour Map
Press Release


CTH Y (Goldendale Rd) Water & Sewer Extension - Phase 1

The Village of Germantown is extending their water and sewer services along CTH Y (Goldendale Rd) from Freistadt Rd northerly to a point between the railroad tracks and Isabelle Farms Dr. This is the first phase of extending these utilities and work will be starting on October 15, 2018. The first phase of this project is planned to be completed by June 1, 2019. The road will be closed to all traffic within the project area with a posted detour in place.

Project Location and Detour Map

For project inquiries, please contact:
Larry Ratayczak
Village of Germantown Dept of Public Works
Phone: (262)250-4721



CTH K Reconstruction


PHASE 1 (I-41 to STH 175) - COMPLETED AND ROAD OPEN
PHASE 2 (STH 175 to Main St/Turtle Rd) - UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Press Release - Phase 1 Opening and Phase 2 Closure (with map)

Washington County is currently reconstructing a 2.6-mile section of CTH K from State Trunk Highway (STH) 83 to Interstate 41 in 2019. The project is located in the Towns of Addison and Hartford.

The project will improve the poor condition of the existing roadway pavement. Turn lanes at intersections and upgrades to the vertical curves are being evaluated to improve safety for the traveling public.

Public Informational Meeting #2

Public Notice - Public Informational Meeting on 12/12/18

Public Informational Meeting #1


A public meeting was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Addison Town Hall (127 1st St Allenton, WI 53002) from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Public Notice - Public Informational Meeting on 2/22/18

Public Comment Form (accepted via mail or email until March 9, 2018)

2018-0222 PIM Detour
2018-0222 PIM Overview 1
2018-0222 PIM Overview 2
2018-0222 PIM Overview 3
PIM Handout
GRAEF Presentation

CTH K Reconstruction Project Area Map


High Friction Surface Treatment on CTH H

This resin binder high friction surface treatment (HFST) project will begin at the intersection of CTH H and Oak Drive and end at the intersection of CTH H and Kettle Moraine Drive, approximately one mile east of the village of Kewaskum in the town of Kewaskum. The project area is approximately 0.4 miles long with activity scheduled to occur in October of 2019.

Proposed improvements include application of a resin binder HFST to the existing pavement and paved shoulder areas to greatly increase traction and combat hydroplaning problems through the curves. Additional CTH H roadway improvements include replacement of existing pavement markings, adding centerline rumble strips, and adding permanent signing at specific locations along the project corridor.

The project is being funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) which involves a 90% federal and 10% county cost-share.

CTH H HFST - Project Area Map


2020

Pioneer Rd Reconstruction

Washington County is planning the roadway reconditioning of a 0.51-mile section of Pioneer Road, from STH 175 to Richfield Parkway. The project is located in the Village of Richfield and Town of Polk.

The project will look to improve the poor condition of the existing roadway pavement. Upgrades to the vertical curves, roadway cross section, and improvements to the Mayfield Road intersection are being evaluated to improve safety for the travelling public. The project is currently scheduled for construction in 2020. Following the construction project, the roadway will be turned over to the State of Wisconsin and be re-named STH 145.

A public information meeting (PIM) was held on Tuesday, September 18th at Cabela's in Richfield. See links below for more information regarding the project.

PIM Notice
PIM Comment Form
PIM Presentation
Aerial Overview
Detour Route
Local Detour Route
2-page Handout


CTH D Curves - Reconstruction

Washington County is planning a reconstruction of a 2,500' +/- section of CTH D, from Nenno Road to the Canadian National Railroad crossing in the Town of Wayne. The roadway will be designed for future traffic needs. Specific improvements include the potential redesign of the horizontal and vertical road alignment, right-of-way acquisition, and possible railroad crossing coordination. The project is scheduled for construction in 2020.

A public informational meeting (PIM) was held on Thursday, October 25th at the Kohlsville Fire Department in the Town of Wayne. See links below for more information regarding the project.

PIM Handout
PIM Public Comment Form (accepted via mail or email)
PIM Minutes
CTH D Reconstruction PIM Display



CTH M Bridge Replacement

Washington County is proposing to replace the County Road M bridge over the Milwaukee River. The bridge is located just south of the State Highway 33 intersection.

The proposed project involves a bridge replacement and approach reconstruction. Project construction is scheduled for 2020.

A Public Involvement Meeting was held on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Trenton Town Hall, 1071 State Highway 33 East, West Bend. There was a formal presentation at 5:00 p.m. The remainder of the meeting was conducted on an "open house" basis; the public was encouraged to attend. The meeting was held to solicit comments and opinions from the general public and area property owners regarding the project plans.

The following exhibits were on display at the public informational meeting:

Exhibit 1
Exhibit 2


2021

CTH W Reconstruction

Washington County is planning to reconstruct a 2.9-mile section of CTH W from State Highway 33 to State Highway 175. The project will improve the poor condition of the existing roadway pavement and substandard roadway width. Turn lanes at intersections and upgrades to the vertical curves are being evaluated to improve safety for the traveling public. Construction is currently scheduled for 2021.

A public informational meeting (PIM) was held on May 15th, 2019 at the Addison Town Hall.

PIM Exhibits
CTH W Profile
CTH W Rural Plan
CTH W Urban Plan


Roundabout at CTH Q and Hillside Road

Washington County is planning to apply for funding to construct a roundabout at the intersection of CTH Q and Hillside Road. This intersection is on the borders of the Village of Richfield (Washington County) and Town of Lisbon (Waukesha County). There has been a history of crashes at this intersection. Utilizing crash data from 2013 to 2017, Washington County's Intersection Safety Analysis confirmed the intersection has a high number of crashes (30) and high crash rate (1.468) ranking it 4th and 11th in each category respectively among all county-controlled intersections in Washington County. Information specific to this intersection can be found on pages 11, 12, 14, 18, 20, 23, 24, A-1, B-1, C-1, and D-20 thru D-24 of the analysis.

A public informational meeting (PIM) was held on Wednesday, July 31st at the Richfield Village Hall to present and discuss the proposed improvements. The following links provide additional information regarding the PIM and roundabout project:

Public Notice
Comment Form
Presentation
Technical Memo
Concept Drawing

Pending funding approval, construction of the roundabout is anticipated to occur anywhere between 2021 and 2023 depending on many factors.

Additional information regarding planned road improvements on the Washington County highway system can be found in the county's 2050 Transportation Network Sustainability Plan.


WisDOT Construction Projects In Washington County

For updates and information regarding WisDOT construction projects in Washington County and southeastern Wisconsin, please visit:
     http://projects.511wi.gov/region/southeast/ or call 511.