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Hwy. 33 Construction 'Moving Right Along'

The portion of Grand Avenue that has been closed to traffic as part of the Highway 33 construction project since early April is still on track to open by the end of May.

The to traffic as part of the Highway 33 construction project since early April is still on track to open by the end of May, Port Washington city officials said.

Port Washington City Engineer Rob Vanden Noven said paving of the section between Summit and Portview drives should be complete within the next two weeks, and the street will then remain closed while the crew finishes the sidewalks and restores the landscaping. 

"It's moving along," Vanden Noven said. "I wanted to push them to get it done by Memorial Day."

During the week of May 14, Vanden Noven said they plan to shift traffic to the outside lanes and the medians of Highway 33 as work on the roundabouts begins.

Initially, the Department of Transportation Project Manager , but Grams said the "anticipated completion date is now sometime this fall."

The Highway 33 project calls for  from South Tower Street in Port Washington to the Milwaukee River overflow bridge in Saukville. The road will be widened to four lanes with a median, and three roundabouts will be added at the intersections of Highway 33 and County LL, Highway 33 and Northwoods Road, and Highway 33 and Market Street.

There has been some controversy over , which  because of utility work and weather.

Questions and concerns can be directed to DOT Field Representative Paul Piccione by calling 262-235-4000.

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