N. Grand Ave and South St Utility and Street Reconstruction

Project Update May 23, 2017

     

 

 

I just wanted to send out an update to everyone that the contractor is planning to pour the concrete curb and gutter along N. Grand Avenue on Thursday 5/25  or Friday 5/26 (potentially both days, weather dependent).  This work will restrict access to driveways for a period of time during the pour, and also after in order to cure the concrete.  The contractor is currently coordinating with the property owners for the specific timing and length of time the access will be restricted.  We are also working with the contractor on methods of placing the curb and gutter, and placing plates/gravel over the top of the curb and gutter at the driveways to allow access during the cure time of the concrete.

 

The contractor may also do some initial prep work for the lining of the sanitary and/or storm sewer within the project today (weather dependent).  There should be no noticeable impact during this process, and they have not scheduled the official lining process, but if you see the trucks working within the project limits around the storm or sanitary sewer manholes/inlets this is what they are accomplishing.

 

 

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 Thank you for your continue cooperation with this reconstruction project, and if you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

 

 Traffic Control Plan

Phase 1

·         Traffic Signal at N. Grand Avenue/Wisconsin Avenue in all way red flash (Treated as All-Way Stop)

·         Wisconsin Avenue:  1 Lane in each direction, lanes shifted to southern side of roadway

·         N. Grand Avenue (south of Wisconsin Avenue): Reduced to 1 lane for both east and west turning movements

·         N. Grand Avenue (north of Wisconsin Avenue): Closed to through traffic for roadway reconstruction

 

Phase 2

·         Traffic Signal at N. Grand Avenue/Wisconsin Avenue in all way red flash (Treated as All-Way Stop)

·         Wisconsin Avenue:  1 Lane in each direction, lanes split around construction work zone

·         N. Grand Avenue (south of Wisconsin Avenue): Reduced to 1 lane for both east and west turning movements

·         N. Grand Avenue (north of Wisconsin Avenue): Closed to through traffic for roadway reconstruction

 

I have also attached a .pdf of the proposed traffic control plan that describes the 2 phases, which may help visualize the descriptions.  This work is anticipated to take 3-5 days (weather dependent).  With the traffic signal being placed in all way red flash, and the intersection operating as an all way stop, this may cause delays in the area.  During this work utilizing an alternate route around the proposed work area may be advantageous. 

 

Attachments that were discussed at the PIM on Feb 20, 2017
Parking Map
PIM 2 Handout  
  
Thank you very much for your cooperation with this year’s downtown reconstruction project, and if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Project Engineer contact information
Brandon Schwenn, P.E.
262-524-3585
bschwenn@waukesha-wi.gov
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The City of Waukesha will be reconstructing N. Grand Avenue from Wisconsin Avenue to W. Main St. and South Street from Clinton ST. to N. Grand Avenue in 2017.  The project will include installation of new water main, relay and lining of the sanitary sewer main and laterals, storm sewer rehabilitation, pedestrian ramp reconstruction, sidewalk replacement and installation of a wider stone paver terrace.  Some existing trees within the terrace will be removed as a part of the project and new street trees will be planted.

Downtown Street Phasing Map

A Public Information meeting was held on Jan 18, 2017.  At the Informational meeting the following handouts were distributed:

PIM Informational Handout

Project Layout