South St and Gaspar Street Reconstruction Project

Project Update June 15, 2018

The contractor this week completed all of the asphalt paving throughout the project (still wrapping up at this point, but planned to complete this afternoon), placed the structural soil for the new trees, and the City Park/Rec crews were able to plant almost all of the new street trees within the project limits.

Next week on Monday the contractor will be sealing the concrete pavement joints, placing the remaining areas of concrete paver base around the new trees, and setting the new tree grates. On Tuesday, the brick paver crews will be starting all of the brick work around the project, and this will be a major focus for the crews throughout the week. Pavement markings throughout the project is also scheduled for early next week as well.

The primary access directions/locations will be as follows for the week:

Access Points:

South St. Municipal Parking Ramp: Enter/Exit via Wisconsin Avenue.
Municipal Parking Lot #9: Via West Broadway/Park Pl. Northern Lot Entrance
Avalon Square Underground Parking: Via Gaspar St. from/to the north direction (W. Main St.)
Avalon Square Front Entrance Turn Around: Via Park Pl. from West Broadway

Utilizing the above primary access directions will help the work continue in an expedited fashion throughout the week, and help the crews keep areas clean and open in the above locations. Access to the south direction for the Avalon Square underground parking driveway will be available over the weekend, and during the Friday Night Live event tonight. The project limits still remain closed to on-street parking and through traffic.

All of the dates and time are subject to change and are weather dependent.

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


As funded in the 2018 CIP Budget, South St. from N. Grand Ave. to N. Barstow St. and Gaspar St. from South St. to W. Main St. will be reconstructed in 2018.  The reconstruction will include installation of a new water main, relay and lining of the sanitary sewer main and laterals, storm sewer rehabilitation, complete roadway reconstruction, pedestrian ramp and sidewalk reconstruction, and installation of a brick paver terrace.  The project will also include the planting of new street trees in the terrace area in strategic locations.

The project will be constructed in phases to limit the amount to time that streets are fully closed to through traffic.  During the street closure to through traffic, access will be maintained to alleys and driveways within the work zone, as well as, to Municipal Parking Lot #9 at all times.  Pedestrian access through the work zone will also be maintained at all times as well as access to all adjacent properties from the sidewalk.  Pedestrian safety fence will be installed at the beginning of the project to help foot traffic safely travel through the work zone.

It is anticipated that the project will begin with the underground utility work along South St. first, and at that time South St. will be closed to through traffic from N. Grand Avenue to N. Barstow Street.  Access to the Municipal surface lot will be best made from either West Broadway or Gaspar Street (north side).  Access to the Municipal Parking Structure will be off of Wisconsin Ave. After the underground utility work is completed along South St., it is assumed the underground work will then continue on to Gaspar St., which will then close Gaspar St. and South St. to through traffic.  Access through the work zone will still be made available to the driveways within the project limits and Municipal Parking Lot #9.

The reconstruction project is slated to begin mid-March, and be completed by July 13, 2018.  There will be minor utility relocation work that will begin in late February/early March and last approximately 1-2 weeks.  There may be some traffic/parking impacts during this work, and more details will be provided once available.

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Public Information Meeting Handouts
Project Limits
Pavement Marking Overview
Proposed Layout

Project Contact Information

Brandon Schwenn
Project Engineer
City of Waukesha
130 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188-3646

South and Gaspar Preliminary Layout_Render