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The Waukesha Bypass project will connect WIS 59 to IH-94 on the west side of Waukesha with a 4-lane thoroughfare. The project involved a lengthy EIS process, alternatives analysis, and extensive public involvement. This is a jointly-led project, involving design and planning efforts from the City of Waukesha, Waukesha County, and WisDOT. This project includes reconstruction/expansion along the existing corridor and construction along new alignment. The Bypass project includes reconstructing portions of STH 59 (Genesee Road), CTH X (Saylesville Road), CTH DE (Sunset Drive) and the extension of MacArthur Road.
Bloom provided final design through PS&E for this project to construct the 4-lane divided roadway with both an urban and rural cross section. Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations were also added. The majority of the project focused on new alignment with a number of the existing roadways converted to frontage roads. Several new intersections are in the process of being constructed including WIS 59 and CTH X. Storm water drainage will be key to the success of this project as a section is primary located in an environmental corridor. Intense coordination with resource agencies was required. The improvement will include structures crossing Pebble Creek in two locations and four land bridges. Multiple MSE retaining walls will also be constructed. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.