Shorewood — With completion scheduled in less than two months, Capitol Drive construction continues to be overhauled.
The project - spanning the entire construction season from early April to late November - is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the village.
Recently, new roadway on the south side of Capitol west of Oakland Avenue has been laid, so attention has turned to the north side of the street.
East of Oakland, where new roadway is in place, sidewalk and terrace work is taking place, along with other decorative features.
During an update Monday at a Village Board meeting, Village Manager Chris Swartz said work east of Oakland is expected to wrap up within the next several weeks.
"It's mostly finished, except for the landscaping," Swartz said. "The brick work in that area should be completed within the next two weeks."
Other components of the project still under way include the installation and reactivation of traffic signals at four intersections along Capitol east of Oakland: at Lake Drive and Downer, Maryland and Murray avenues.
The bulk of the project still needing completion is along the far western portion of the village. Crews continue to construct the new bridge - touted as a gateway into the community - replacing the old railroad bridge near Capitol and Wilson drives.
- Dave Fidlin
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