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US 41/45 Menomonee River Bridges - Fast facts
Menomonee Falls, Washington County

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Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.


US 41/45, Menomonee River Bridge, 0.5 miles southeast of US 41/55/WIS 167, in Washington County.


  • Remove the existing roadway and bridges
  • Reconstruct the roadway and bridges along with all incidental items, including retaining walls, concrete barrier, and high tension cable guard
  • Replace all other incidental roadway items, including beam guard, storm sewer, erosion control, traffic control, pavement marking, permanent signing, and landscaping restoration


The current bridges were constructed in the early 1950s and have reached the end of their service lives. The bridge substructures are deteriorating and need to be replaced entirely. The current structures will soon no longer be able to safely handle the continual loading from the traffic volumes. Full bridge replacement will allow current and future traffic volumes to continue to safely cross over the river.


  • August 2014 through mid June 2015

Traffic impacts/Detours

The project will be completed in four stages to allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction of the freeway during daily peak hours of travel. Although there may be temporary lane closures in the area during off-peak hours, the freeway will remain open to traffic at all times and no detour route will be necessary.



Contact information

Tom Lazcano, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(262) 574-5437

Brian DeNeve, WisDOT SE Region Communications
(262) 548-8759

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southeast Region
141 NW Barstow St.
P.O. Box 798
Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
Phone: (262) 548-5902
Fax: (262) 548-5662
TDD: 711

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southeast Region Office, ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: February 2, 2015

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