Motorists using the National/Racine avenues intersection or I-43 and Racine Avenue will have to deal with construction and detours through November.
Waukesha County's rebuilding of the National/Racine intersection has been under way since March 30, and the state Department of Transportation I-43/Racine project will start in the next couple of weeks.
An informational meeting on the projects was held at New Berlin City Hall on Thursday. Representatives from the state DOT and Ed Hinrichs, senior civil engineer from Waukesha County, were on hand to answer questions.
The $6 million state project will replace the two bridges on Racine Avenue over I-43 and construct two roundabouts to replace the signalized intersections of Racine and the freeway ramps. One of the bridges needs to be raised about 1 foot to meet new standards. The old bridges date from the 1960s.
The $5.7 million county project involves widening Racine and National avenues to four lanes at the intersection and building a bridge on National Avenue over Racine Avenue.
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