Water Utility's E. Main St. Utility and Street Reconstruction Project

Project Update: Sept 6, 2019

New Traffic Pattern

Reconstruction on Main Street continued this week and the installation of roadway base gravel is ongoing. Paving in the eastbound lane between Perkins and Manhattan is schedule to take place next week. The contractor is working directly with business owners in that area to coordinate access. The contractor will also be working tomorrow.

Traffic Control Plan

This year, the City of Waukesha is reconstructing Main Street from Lombardi Way to Manhattan Drive. The project involves approximately 4,000 feet of new 24-inch water main, 530 feet of sanitary sewer relay, 3,000 feet of sanitary sewer lining, and all new concrete pavement. The contractor plans to start installing sanitary sewer on Main Street between Lombardi Way and Aurora Avenue on April 22, 2019. Sanitary sewer lining work will also be taking place during that time, and water main installation will likely start in early May starting at Lombardi and going to the east. The roadway pavement will be fully replaced, but in most areas the curb and sidewalk will be left in place. All handicap ramps however, will be replaced to meet ADA standards. .

Garbage and recycling pickup will continue on the scheduled days. The contractor will work with them to get trucks routed through the project site, and when the roadway is torn up, they will assist homeowners if necessary to get the containers in a location available for pick up/ emptying. Mail service will also continue as normal.

Project completion, including all paving operations, grass restoration, pavement marking, and signal work is scheduled to be completed by October 11, 2019. The roadway will be closed to through traffic, but access to all businesses and homes within the project limits will be maintained. During the concrete paving operations however, there will be temporary restrictions while the new concrete cures. Attached is a map of the full closure detour, however other detour variations may be in place at different stages of construction during the project.

I will provide weekly updates once construction begins.

Please contact me with any questions and have a good weekend.

Chris J. Walter, P.E.
Technical Services Manager
Waukesha Water Utility | P. O. Box 1648 | Waukesha, Wisconsin 53187-1648 | (262) 521-5272
(262) 409-4460 | (262) 901-5886 | * cwalter@waukesha-water.com | www.waukesha-water.com