In 2017, there will be construction done in the downtown Waterloo area. Below is the timetable for the highway construction. You can find more information on the construction project on the DOT website. An informational meeting was held on May 3. You can find the Powerpoint from that meeting here. If you have questions about the construction, you can contact Matthew Lamb from the DOT at (608) 245-2641.
May 1 – June 4 – Stage 1
Work will occur between Minnetonka Way and the bridge just east of Jackson Street. Complete removals and underground utility work and removal of structure bridge will be after May 15.
June 5 – September 1 – Stage 2
Work will occur between Palmer Street and the bridge just east of Jackson Street. This will include complete construction of underground utilities, grading, base aggregate, curb and gutter, binder asphalt layer and replacement of bridge between Minnetonka Way and Van Buren Street.
September 4 – October 15 – Stage 3
They will complete all remaining items in Stage 2 area and complete the downtown area between bridge and east end of project at bridge
Madison Street (WIS 19) will be closed to through traffic during construction. Through traffic will be detoured using WIS 19 eastbound to WIS 73 southbound to I-94 eastbound to WIS 89 northbound to WIS 19 eastbound. North Monroe Street (WIS 89) will be closed to traffic during construction of the intersection of Madison Street and Monroe Street (WIS 19 & 89) during Stage 3. Traffic will be detoured using WIS 89 northbound to WIS 73 southbound to I-94 eastbound to WIS 89 northbound/southbound.
Access to residents and businesses on Madison Street (WIS 19) will be maintained for local traffic at most times. Businesses are encouraged to review WisDOT’s “In This Together” Program for guidance and best practices for guiding customers to businesses during construction.