I94 bridge projects discussed

December 19, 2018

JOHNSON CREEK -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation conducted a public involvement meeting Monday afternoon in Johnson Creek to discuss multiple highway and bridge overlay projects along Interstate 94 in Dane and Jefferson counties.

The bridge improvements addressed along I-94 in Dane County will include Ridge Road, Oak Park Road and County Highway O near Deerfield.

The bridges along I-94 in Jefferson County include Chicago and North Western Railroad just west of the state Highway 26 interchange in Johnson Creek; the County Highway F interchange bridge near Concord and the Willow Glen Road bridge.

Along with the bridges, most of I-94 will also be resurfaced in Jefferson County, but that might extend into 2021.

These improvements are currently scheduled for 2025 and 2026 but could be advanced to 2021 and 2022.

A crew including AECOM’s Matt Krippner, and Strand & Associates’ Jared Engelke and Josh Pachniak were present and seemed fairly confident these projects could be moved up.

Attending early in the evening were Rolland and Kathy Schutz of Deerfield.

They were concerned about the way in which their driveway would lie next to the adjacent highway. They exited the meeting, feeling well.

“Today’s meeting is intended to outline the proposed I-94 bridge improvement and obtain public input regarding proposed improvements,” a media release stated.

The project is an ambitious one. It includes the DOT proposing to improve 22 miles of Interstate 94 in Jefferson County. Improvements include resurfacing I-94.

According to the DOT, there will be no work scheduled outside of the peak tourist months of June through August.

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