Waukesha County’s 2018 – 2022 Capital Plan will reduce previously planned borrowing by $3.3M. The Capital Plan includes funding for all major projects to be proposed in the County budget over the next five years, such as road, facility, and parks projects, as well as investments in technology. The Waukesha County Board of Supervisors is currently reviewing the Plan and is anticipated to vote on it during their Tuesday, October 24 board meeting.
“This year’s Capital Plan is a great example of how efficient government spending can save taxpayer dollars while maintaining high-quality services,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “This plan cuts millions of dollars in borrowing, yet it still allows Waukesha County to effectively serve residents while planning for future growth and expansion.”
The Plan includes a two-phase project to modernize and expand the Waukesha County Courthouse facilities. In 2018, construction will begin on a new, secure courtroom facility adjacent to the Waukesha County jail. In 2022, renovation will begin on the existing courthouse structure, built in 1959, to update aging mechanical systems, create a more efficient layout, and increase accessibility.
The 2018-2022 Capital Plan continues to maintain Waukesha County’s County Trunk Highway (CTH) infrastructure to promote public safety, support business growth and enhance economic development efforts. In this plan, $38.2 million or 37%, is dedicated to highway improvements.
Four projects are planned to improve Moorland Road (CTH O), one of the busiest roads in the county highway system. In 2019, the intersection at Moorland and Beloit Roads in the City of New Berlin will be reconstructed to meet traffic volume demands. Between 2021 and 2024, three segments of Moorland Road will see improvements that include replacing existing pavement, reconfiguring intersections to improve safety, replacing older traffic signals, and adding sidewalks and storm water improvements.
Technology investments featured in the Plan are designed to enhance efficiency of County operations. For example, a new cloud-hosted Human Resources/Payroll System implementation is expected to streamline existing processes.
About the Waukesha County Budget
The first year of the 2018 -2022 Waukesha County Capital Plan will be included as part of the full Waukesha County Budget. Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow will introduce the full 2018 Budget to the County Board in late September, with final passage expected in November.
A link to the complete Waukesha County Capital plan, and more information about the Plan and Budget is located online, at www.waukeshacounty.gov/capitalplan.
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