Construction Update-North Port Washington Bridge and West Capitol Drive

Currently, the contractor is working on the Port Washington bridge abutments and retaining walls, and will begin setting bridge girders during the first week of September. Bridge work is anticipated to be completed by November 15th.

Starting Thursday, August 29th, all ramps from West Capitol Drive to North Port Washington Road will be closed to traffic for the remaining duration of construction. The closure will allow the contractor to reconstruct the pavement on Port Washington Road and replace the curb and gutter, adjust manholes and storm sewer inlets prior to resurfacing all four ramps with asphalt.

Other traffic control will remain in its current configuration:

  • A lane of traffic moving in each direction will be maintained on West Capitol Drive between project limits.
  • North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and North Green Bay Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic at the intersection of West Capitol Drive
  • North Port Washington Avenue will remain closed to through traffic in both directions
  • The ramp from I-43 northbound to eastbound Capitol Drive will remain closed

  • In regards to the roadway work on West Capitol Drive, curb, sidewalk, and concrete base patching in the outside lanes from North Green Bay Avenue to North 7th Street is currently in progress. Resurfacing this portion of the roadway with asphalt is scheduled to finish mid-September followed by a traffic switch to complete the median work. The contractor will also begin to remove and replace the curb and sidewalk on the outside lanes of West Capitol Drive from North 7th Street to North 2nd Street with asphalt paving anticipated in late September/early October. Please let us know if you have any questions.