Improvements at the intersection of Pilgrim Road and Burleigh Road in Brookfield are part of a proposal introduced this week by County Executive Dan Vrakas.
Vrakas announced the plans to improve the intersection at Pilgrim Road and Burleigh Road in the City of Brookfield as part of his 2014 Executive Budget, according to a press release. His plan also includes improvements on the intersection of Racine Avenue and Lawnsdale Road in the City of New Berlin.
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These plans are part of Vrakas’ 2014-2018 Five Year Capital Plans – a major part of the Executive Budget, which will be introduced to the County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 3.
"Public safety is a top priority and strategic objective of Waukesha County," said Vrakas. "These updates will improve overall safety and usability for residents using these intersections. These improvements are required to prevent traffic delays and accidents as well as to meet the needs of the County’s growing population."
The Brookfield intersection is currently controlled by temporary traffic signals and experiences high traffic volumes and delays. The improvements will include making the traffic signals permanent and reconfiguring lanes to prevent delays and rear-end car accidents. Design of the new intersection will begin next year with construction taking place in 2015.
Upgrades to the New Berlin intersection, with design beginning next year and construction in 2015, will include the addition of traffic signals and turn lanes.
Annually, the County’s "Signals and Safety" program assesses intersections countywide based on traffic flow, crash rates, delays and congestion to determine which are in need of safety improvements. A wide range of improvements are considered to determine the unique needs of the intersection and the community served.
The County Board will review Vrakas’ full 2014 budget in late September with final passage expected in November.