Waukesha County

Moorland Road Re-Opens in New Berlin

Friday, June 14, 2024, Waukesha County Department of Public Works and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation officially marked the completion of a segment of the Moorland Road reconstruction project, CTH O (Moorland Rd) between CTH I (Beloit Rd) and CTH ES (National Ave). This 1.4-mile-long project included improvements such as pavement replacement, increasing turn lane capacity, reconfiguring intersections, storm sewer improvements, sidewalk and curb upgrades, replacement of older traffic signals and medians to improve safety.

County Executive Paul Farrow, DPW Director Allison Bussler, New Berlin Mayor David Ament, County Board Chairman Jim Heinrich and WisDOT, Project Development Chief David Nguyen, held a ribbon cutting ceremony along Moorland Rd to mark this momentous occasion.

“This project reflects our commitment to improving infrastructure and enhancing the safety and convenience for all our residents. The collaboration and hard work from our dedicated team has truly paid off, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our community,” County Executive Paul Farrow said.

In 2020, Waukesha County began a study of Moorland Road between Beloit Road and National Avenue in the City of New Berlin to address growing local and regional traffic volumes, and to enhance traffic flow and safety. Construction began in the summer of 2023. The reconstruction of this segment on Moorland Road is part of the County’s capital improvements program which included funding from the state and county.

“Moorland Road serves as a critical north-south route and is a major economic engine in Waukesha County. Improving this roadway and how it operates was a vital investment. We’re proud of the local partnerships and collaboration that helped deliver this complex project,” WisDOT Project Development Chief David Nguyen said.

This Moorland Road project is the third in a series of Moorland Rd improvements to be completed (first segment was I-94 to Bluemound Rd).

“The City of New Berlin would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the State of Wisconsin, Waukesha County, and all project partners for their efforts in reconstructing this section of Moorland Road. This arterial serves not only our community, but it is a corridor that connects Muskego to Brookfield and I-43 to I-94.  Moorland Road carries over 31,100 vehicles per day connecting homes to businesses and beyond,” New Berlin Mayor David Ament said.

Over the next few years DPW will be completing the remaining Moorland Road segments from CTH HH (College Avenue) to STH 59 (Greenfield Avenue), which will provide a 4-lane north-south corridor from CTH L (Janesville Road in Muskego) to US 18 (Bluemound Road in the City of Brookfield). Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

About the Moorland Road Improvement Project

The project is being built through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Surface Transportation Program - Urban (STP-U). The state program allows federal funding to be used for a wide range of transportation-related activities, including projects on higher function local roads not on the State Trunk Highway system, and local safety improvements. 

These projects have required cooperation and have been coordinated closely with our local municipal stakeholders in Muskego, New Berlin and Brookfield.

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