The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will look for feedback from residents on a possible project for a portion of Capitol Drive in Brookfield.

The DOT has scheduled a public involvement meeting regarding possible improvements to Capitol Drive between Brookfield Road and County Highway F.

The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the court room of the city of Brookfield Public Safety Building, 2100 N. Calhoun Road. It will be an open house-style meeting with no formal presentation. The DOT hopes to provide information to the public regarding the proposal and also get input from residents. DOT representatives will be on-site for discussion and questions.

The state has proposed the project for Capitol Drive (Highway 190) in order to improve traffic operations. Much of the project would deal with rehabilitating the physical condition of the road through milling the existing asphalt, base patching the underlying concrete pavement and laying a new 4-inch asphalt overlay.

Bridges over the Fox River would be replaced and the eastbound structure over Duplainville Road would also receive work. Traffic signals at Springdale Road and Barker Road would be replaced and the project would also include turn lane improvements. The DOT says the project will extend the life of existing pavement and increase the safety of turning maneuvers and improve access throughout the area.

Construction on the project is tentatively scheduled for 2018.

For those unable to make it to Wednesday’s meeting, Wisconsin DOT project manager Brian Pluemer can be reached at 262-548-6721.

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