11/25 Additional Round-a-Bout Coming to Local Highway

A roundabout at the Highway NN East intersection will be built in 2014 as part of the $2.85 million reconstruction of Highway P between West Bend and the Washington County Fair Park. Details of the plans were announced late last week by the Washington County Highway Department. According to County Highway Commissioner Tom Wondra, work will begin in the spring on the two-mile stretch of Highway P from Rusco Road (Highway NN) south to Highway PV and Pleasant Valley Road. Weather permitting the project should be completed by mid-September. Highway P is now a 22-foot-wide rural highway with 3-foot shoulders. It will be widened to a 24-foot rural highway with 5-foot paved shoulders and 3-foot gravel shoulders. Wondra said the project will be staged in three phases to ease the impact to local businesses, residents and the motoring public. Work will be suspended during the week of the Washington County Fair in July, The project’s budget was set at four million dollars to include the reconstruction, potential change orders and needed construction inspection services. The project is partially funded through the state’s Department of Transportation Local Roads Improvement Program. A one-lane roundabout was previously constructed at the highways P and PV intersection in 2007 at the southeast corner of the 133-acre county fairgrounds.
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