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First of three stages in Verona Road project completed, state transportation officials say

August 25, 2017 GMT

The first part of the years-long, three-phase Verona Road reconstruction project has been completed, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.

The $23.5 million first phase, which took several months, included building future interchange ramps at McKee Road and Williamsburg Way and reconstructing roadways next to Verona Road, said department spokesman Steven Theisen.

With the completion, the East Frontage Road between Sprocket Drive and Chalet Gardens Road will reopen to traffic Thursday afternoon, Theisen said. A new road through Wingra quarry connecting Kapec Road and Highway PD will also open Thursday.

Some landscaping and restoration work will be finished this fall, Theisen said.

Construction for the second phase will begin after Labor Day and should be completed sometime in the summer of 2019, he said.

That part will include the reconstruction of Verona Road south of Highway PD, construction of westbound interchange ramps between Highway PD and Raymond Road, construction of the Williamsburg Way bridge over Verona Road and reconstruction of Verona Road south of Raymond Road.

The final phase of construction is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2020, according to the transportation department.