Summit Ave. Utility & Street Improvements
Project Update: July 12, 2019
The week the contractor resumed blasting operations along Summit Avenue and began the installation of the new storm sewer trunk line and water main. As of today, the contractor has already placed the storm sewer and water main up to near the Summit View Elementary driveway. They also completed some sanitary sewer lateral relays along the areas that were blasted for bedrock. The temporary water system on the east end of the project is currently in place and will be put into operation starting early next week.
Next week the contractor plans to resume blasting operations at the east end of the project once the temporary water system is operational. Likely this will be the last week that blasting will be occurring along the project as they move their way out of the areas of shallow rock. The contractor will also resume the storm sewer and water main installation along Summit Avenue and working their way to the east. Minor existing water main work, and sanitary sewer lateral replacement will also occur in conjunction with the blasting operation.
The contractor is planning to install the storm sewer and water main directly in front of the Summit View driveway on Wednesday (7/17) next week. Access to the Summit View driveway will be closed for this day, and summer school drop offs will be routed to an alternate location. Notices will be sent out by the school early next week regarding this 1-day closure.
Summit Avenue is closed to through traffic from N. University Dr. to N. Grandview Blvd., and is available for local traffic only. Through traffic should not enter the work zone and shall utilize an alternate route. All the dates and times above are subject to change and are weather dependent. I will update the group if anything changes from the above information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please feel free to contact me.
The City of Waukesha will be reconstructing Summit Avenue and replacing/upgrading underground utilities from Greenmeadow Dr. to N. Grandview Blvd. Also, as part of this project, the asphalt pavement along Summit Avenue will be resurfaced from N. University Dr. to Greenmeadow Dr. The scope of work for this project along Summit Avenue will include water main upsizing, large diameter storm sewer installation, and pavement reconstruction and resurfacing. The sanitary sewer throughout the project limits will also be rehabilitated via lining, and most sanitary sewer laterals will be replaced.
The project was awarded at the April 4th Common Council meeting to Advance Construction, Inc. The contractor is planning to begin initial construction activities as early as Monday April 29th (weather dependent), and the completion date for the project is September 27, 2019. Summit Avenue will remain open to traffic with one lane in each direction during the initial stage of construction until early July. After the first week in July, Summit Avenue will be closed to through traffic, and available to local traffic only.
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Brandon Schwenn, P.E.
City of Waukesha – Engineering Division
130 Delafield St. Waukesha, WI 53188