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WIS 83 Reconstruction
Wales, Waukesha County

View SE, WIS 83 (County E-US 18) Delafield in Waukesha County in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

Location | Overview | Status/phase | Comments

The intersection of WIS 83 and US 18 will be closed from 8pm Friday, October 24th, to 5am Monday, October 27th. In the event of inclement weather, the closure will occur the following weekend. Detours will be posted. When the intersection re-opens on Monday morning, it will function as a roundabout while construction continues to develop a permanent roundabout at that location.

Below are the detour maps for this project.

Northbound WIS 83 Detour map

Southbound WIS 83 Detour map

Eastbound US 18 Detour map

Westbound US 18 Detour map

The next project update meeting for the WIS 83 project will be held at 8 a.m. on October 17 at the Culvers on US 18 located at 400 E Summit Ave, Wales, WI 53183.

Project location

WIS 83, approximately 3,500 feet south of County E to approximately 4,500 feet north of US 18, in the town of Genesee, the village of Wales and the city of Delafield, in Waukesha County.

Project overview

  • The project will reconstruct WIS 83 to four lanes from County E to US 18.
  • The project will also add roundabouts at County E and US 18.

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Construction February-December 2014

Traffic impacts/detours

  • Traffic will be maintained on WIS 83 during construction, with flagging.
  • Detours will be utilized for a portion of the project. View detour maps.
  • Construction will begin at the bridge over the Glacier Drumlin State Trail. The existing bridge will be removed and replaced with two separate structures.
  • Temporary asphalt will be installed in the early portion of the project in order to allow one lane of traffic in each direction while construction occurs.


Utility relocations are ongoing. Construction has begun on the first bridge over the Glacier Drumlin Trail. Temporary signals have been installed at the US 18 and County E intersections. Stage 1 roadwork will be ongoing, weather dependent.

Project comments

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southeast Region Office, ser.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: October 15, 2014

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