West Waukesha Bypass

The West Waukesha Bypass project will connect WIS 59 to I-94 on the west side of Waukesha with a 4-lane thoroughfare. The project runs along Meadowbrook and Merrill Hills roads from WIS 59 to Northview Road is being completed in two phases. Phase 1, now complete, included reconstruction of the segment from US 18 (Summit Avenue) to Northview Road. Phase 2 construction includes the segment from WIS 59 to US 18.

This was a joint venture project, involving design and planning efforts from the city of Waukesha, Waukesha County, and The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).  

De Vor Communications was responsible for public outreach on Phase 1 of the project which required extensive Public Involvement. This controversial project included very close coordination with the various agencies and multiple key stakeholders. Several 1-1 meetings with businesses and residential homeowners were held throughout construction during this phase of the project. The De Vor Team was also responsible for coordinating with contractors on-site regularly throughout the project.

Key outreach elements include:

  • Communicated project updates and construction forecasts through one-on-one meetings, electronic mailings and literature drops
  • Provided materials for the State and County’s project websites
  • Organized and facilitated business signing, and created directional tools/sheets for      affected businesses
  • Facilitated and attended meetings with major stakeholders, residents within the      project limits and emergency responders
  • Worked closely with Waukesha County and the city of Waukesha regarding adjacent projects to the Bypass

Project Details


Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Southeast Region Office  


Waukesha County, WI

Project Contact:

Cynthia De Vor, Public Involvement Lead

(262) 510-8901