Waukesha West Bypass delayed one year, slated now for summer 2017

WAUKESHA COUNTY -- The Waukesha County Bypass project team announced plans on Friday, December 4th to delay the construction of the Waukesha West Bypass by one year.  That is because the federal permitting process will not be completed in sufficient time for the 2016 construction season.

The new project schedule will include the construction of the Waukesha West Bypass from I-94 to State Highway 18 (Summit Avenue) in 2017 and the construction from State Highway 18 (Summit Avenue) to State Highway 59 in summer 2018.

Officials with Waukesha County, the City of Waukesha and the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation say they are strongly committed to constructing the Waukesha West Bypass between Interstate 94 and State Highway 59 on the west side of the City of Waukesha. The planned improvements are expected to address growing local and regional traffic volumes, and enhance traffic flow and safety.

The project’s environmental study has been approved and the highway design is in the final stages. Waukesha County has begun acquiring lands for the construction of the project.

Current project information can be found at project website: waukeshabypass.org