Roads & Bridges named Verona Road (USH 18/151) Stage 1 Reconstruction the No. 1 Top Road Project of 2017. Each year, this award recognizes the best road construction projects in North America. Click here for the full article.
The major aspects of this $107 million Stage 1 reconstruction project, Let in 4 contracts, include a specialized SPUI design (1st in the Country), a jug-handle intersection paired with a straddle bent bridge and roundabout intersection beneath Verona Road (1st in Wisconsin), a strong partnership established with the community to create a lasting context sensitive design, and improved modes of all transportation, including 2.5 miles of sidewalks, 3 miles of bike lanes, 1 mile of multiuse paths, 13 bus stops, 6 bus pullouts, 2 pedestrian overpasses, and 1 pedestrian underpass. The socioeconomic significance of the project includes benefits to the 393 businesses located within a one-half-mile radius of the Verona Road Project corridor. These businesses combine to employ more than 6,500 workers, with an estimated $2.2 billion in annual sales revenue. Additionally, the Beltline and Verona Road interchange accommodates traffic carrying more than $13 billion of freight annually. More than 250,000 hours of traveler delay will be eliminated annually through this project.
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