Capitol Drive is a critical east-west route in southeast
Wisconsin, providing important connections for national, regional
and local traffic.
Connections 2030 identifies Capitol Drive as a
multimodal, transportation facility for southeastern Wisconsin
Review of the crash records indicate that 570 crashes were on WIS
190 from WIS 16 to Brookfield Road between the years of 2003 to 2007.
Between WIS 16 and WIS 74, Capitol Drive is above the statewide
average crash rate for similar facilities. The predominant crash
pattern throughout the corridor is rear-end crashes at traffic
Based on intersection crash rates from 2003-2008, five
intersections currently have crash rates above the statewide average
for the same type of intersection. These intersections are:
Forest Grove Drive
Existing/future traffic volumes
WisDOT analyzed the existing roadway traffic volumes and found that
the annual daily traffic volumes in 2007 ranged from 25,800 vehicles
per day (VPD) in the village of Pewaukee to 35,200 VPD in the city of
Traffic volumes are expected to increase more than 40 percent by
2040. Forecasted volumes between WIS 16 and WIS 74 are 41,000 VPD
and 47,000 VPD between WIS 74 and Brookfield Road.
Forecasted traffic volumes indicate that WIS 190 intersections
will operate at an unacceptable level without any improvements.
Motorist will experience excessive backups and there will be fewer
opportunities for traffic gaps for the turning movements.
Analyze existing and future traffic demands
Develop alternatives for addressing safety concerns
Evaluate alternatives for widening Capitol Drive from four
lanes to six lanes
Examine environmental impacts and measures to avoid or