Trends Winter 2015 | Page 16

Makeover provides community, motorists with much-needed improvements By Eric Widholm or years, motorists traveling on Waukesha County Highway L in southeastern Wisconsin seldom realized they were driving through the City of Muskego, a vibrant community bordered by lakes with a rich, fascinating history. F that happened to go through the City’s downtown,” said Jeff Muenkel, Muskego’s community development director. “It was always just a long county road Today, recognizing Muskego is no longer an issue after a 2.5-mile section of the east-west highway, also known as Janesville Road, received 16│TRENDS major upgrades from a multi-year, multi-agency, $17 million project. The effort was a collaborative venture by Waukesha County, which owns the roadway; the City of Muskego, which wanted aesthetic improvements; and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), which helped finance part of the project.