South St and Gaspar Street Reconstruction Project

Project Update July 27, 2018

Final Project Update

The major work elements around the project have been completed and the roadway, parking, and sidewalks are open for use. The contractor over the next couple of weeks will be in the area working on minor clean-up/punch list type activities, as this is a typical occurrence on all reconstruction type projects. As previously mentioned, a side element from the project, Municipal Parking Lot #9 will be sealed and re-marked based on some parking space configuration changes requested by the Parking Committee. I will send out an FYI type notice when this short duration work is scheduled just to keep the group in the loop.

Thank you to everyone for their cooperation with this reconstruction project, and I hope that everyone is returning to normal operations with the project limits fully open again. If you have any comments or questions regarding the project please feel free to reach out to 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