Waukesha West Bypass

2017 West Waukesha Bypass (Meadowbrook Road) Reconstruction Project Update

August 18, 2017 



The contractor was able to complete multiple items throughout the project this week, including pouring of the sidewalk and ADA curb ramps on the west side of Meadowbrook Rd., placement of topsoil in preparation for new sod, placement of streetlight bases and pull boxes, and placement of traffic signal bases and other signal related items at Rolling Ridge Dr. Next week the contractor plans on placing sod in the terrace area where the topsoil has been prepared, finishing the remaining street lighting items on the west side of Meadowbrook Rd., and also placing final pavement markings, and temporary pavement markings in preparation to shift traffic to the new southbound lanes.

The tentative date (weather depending) to switch both lanes of traffic onto the new southbound lanes is Wednesday August 23rd. When this occurs, Joann Dr., Woodridge Ln., and Rolling Ridge Dr. will all be open to traffic on the west side of Meadowbrook Rd. Once both lanes of traffic have been shifted, access to Meadowbrook Rd. from Lancaster Dr. and Woodridge Ln., on the east side of Meadowbrook Rd. will be closed. Access to the properties/subdivision on the east side of Meadowbrook Rd. will be through the signalized intersection of Rolling Ridge Dr. After the traffic switch, the Rolling Ridge Dr./Meadowbrook Rd. intersection will be fully open again for the foreseeable future. With the proposed traffic switch next week, there will be a crossover for a few weeks located on the WisDOT/Waukesha County section just south of Northview Rd., in order to allow that section to complete their section of the new southbound lanes. Once the traffic has been switched, the contractor plans to begin right away with the excavation for the new box culvert storm sewer, and large storm sewer diversion structure just south of Woodridge Ln.

In conjunction with the storm sewer work, there will be grading work within Meadowview Park for the future bio-filtration basins. There will be an increase in trucking and earthwork during the early parts of this stage of the project while the existing roadway is being removed and excavation is being done for the new northbound roadway lanes. The contractor will also be shaping the final grade of the bio-filtration basins over the upcoming weeks.


Thank you for your continued cooperation with this reconstruction project, and If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.



Brandon Schwenn, P.E.

Project Engineer

City of Waukesha – Engineering Division

(262) 524-3585



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