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. 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


Washington County Section Corner Monument Survey

Washington County has contracted with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) to conduct a countywide update to the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) section corners in Washington County. SEWRPC surveyors will be collecting survey measurements on these monuments from now until the end of 2018. Work will occur within roadways and in off-road locations including on private property. Please exercise caution if you encounter such work in progress.


For more information, please see the press release and the State of Wisconsin's Right of Trespass Law below.

If you have any questions, please call Ted Dumke, Project Manager/Deputy Surveyor at (262)335-4436.

     Press Release

     State of Wisconsin's Right to Trespass Law (pdf)


2019

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

MAY 6th - PROJECT START DATE

PRESS RELEASE (4/30/19) - WORK TO BEGIN


Washington County is planning to reconstruct 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 fall 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


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.