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New roundabout to be constructed in Waukesha County

A major intersection in Waukesha County will be closed through the weekend. As part of the project to reconstruct WIS 83, the intersection of US 18 and WIS 83 in the village of Wales will close Friday at 8:00 p.m., and will remain closed until Monday at 5:00 a.m.

When the intersection reopens drivers will find a new roundabout. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation construction to complete the roundabout will last through late fall.

The Wisconsin DOT says they chose this weekend because traffic is not heavy at that location this time of year. But for travelers who do use the intersection the department has provided the following detour information:

From US 18 (east of the intersection) get on County TT (Meadowbrook Rd.), proceed north to connect with the I-94 westbound on-ramp. Proceed west on the freeway to the County C off-ramp to go southbound on County C until you link back with US 18.

· From US 18 (west of the intersection) follow the opposite sequence.

· From WIS 83 (south of the intersection) get on County G, proceed west to County C northbound to US 18. Go east on US 18 to County C northbound, then Eastbound I-94 to the WIS 83 off-ramp.

· From WIS 83 (north of the intersection) follow the opposite sequence.

If weather does not cooperate crews have the option to delay the closure until next weekend.  Click here for more information from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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