Pilgrim Rd Bridge Repairs over Capitol Drive

Waukesha County

Project Overview

The Pilgrim Road bridge over eastbound Capitol Drive was struck by an over-height object on December 30, 2021, after the bridge deck was recently replaced. On the eastbound side of the bridge, a portion of the outer girder containing the damaged area will be replaced from the south abutment to the field splice. Heat straightening north of the field splice will also be used to repair the remaining damage. Replacing the section of girder will necessitate removing and replacing a portion of the concrete bridge deck. Currently, traffic control devices are in place on west shoulder of the Pilgrim Road bridge to push traffic loads away from the damaged section of the bridge.


Construction is expected to begin in fall 2022 and be completed by the end of 2022.  

Traffic Impacts 

Traffic on WIS 190 maybe reduced to two lanes in each direction during peak (daytime) hours and reduced to a single lane in each direction during non-peak or nighttime hours. Pilgrim Road and Capitol Drive at the Pilgrim Road bridge will be detoured on 2 nights while the portion of the girder is being removed and replaced. Access to businesses or residences along Pilgrim Road and Capitol Drive will be maintained at all times during construction.