The city of Brookfield, through a federally funded project administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is proposing to improve approximately 2 miles of Calhoun Road from North Avenue (County M) to Capitol Drive (WIS 190).
Calhoun Road serves as a critical link for the traveling public as a north-south arterial in the center of the City carrying approximately 13,600 to 16,400 vehicles per day according to the 2016 traffic counts. Approximately four percent of the vehicles are trucks.
The surrounding land use consists mainly of single family residential properties with commercial properties at either end and between the Canadian Pacific Railroad crossings. An unnamed tributary of the Fox River crosses under the roadway just north of Holly Lane, and Underwood Creek begins on the east side of Calhoun Road, north of the Ponds of Brookfield property.
Calhoun Road is currently a two-lane undivided asphalt roadway with 4-foot to 8-foot wide shoulders and ditches for roadway drainage. The shoulders are generally paved 6 feet wide and act as on-road bicycle accommodations.
The following items have been identified as the driving factors for the improvements to Calhoun Road:
The city of Brookfield will be reconstructing Calhoun Road to address the issues described above. The existing culverts and ditches will be replaced with curb and gutter and a new storm sewer system. The reconstructed roadway will include accommodations for pedestrians and bicycles throughout the corridor.
In addition, minor retaining walls are required in some areas to limit impacts of the proposed roadway improvements.
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