Barstow St.& Riverfront St. Improvements

May 22, 2020

The contractor this week completed the pouring of concrete paver base and planters along Riverfront St., completed the concrete pavement bridge approaches on Barstow St., and began sections of sidewalk replacement along Barstow St. between Main St. and Corrina Blvd. The electrical subcontractor continued to install new light poles around the project, installed wiring for the new traffic signal at Bank St., street lighting wiring through the north end of the project, and additional traffic signal bases and pull boxes were installed at the Main St. intersection. They will be completing the asphalt transition pavement along Barstow St., just south of St. Paul Avenue and other small areas of asphalt work around the project tomorrow. The contractor will not be working Saturday this weekend, or the holiday on Monday.

Next week the contractor will be continuing the sidewalk pouring along Barstow St. between W. Main St. and Riverfront St/Corrina Blvd, including ADA curb ramps at both intersections. The brick paver crews will begin placement of pavers along Riverfront St., on both the north and south side of the roadway, and the electrical subcontractor will wrap up the signal base installation at W. Main St., and continue completing wiring, and street light installation around the site. If the water level of the Fox River resides next week, the bridge rehabilitation work will resume on the substructure of the bridge.


Traffic Control/Access

Barstow St. is closed to through traffic from South St. to E. St. Paul Avenue, and E. St. Paul Avenue to E. North St. The W. Main St./Barstow St. intersection is open to traffic crossing Barstow St. Barstow St. and St. Paul Ave. and North St. intersections remain open to traffic as they have been throughout the project. Riverfront Street is closed to through traffic and parking (access to alleys and private parking ramp entrances will remain).

The Barstow St./South St./West Broadway intersection is currently in all-red flash operation but is open to traffic access crossing Barstow St. and to the south of the intersection.

Please follow the traffic control devices and signs. 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.

Project Scope: As funded in the 2020 budget, it is planned to reconstruct N/NW Barstow Street from Wisconsin Ave. to E. North Street, and Riverfront Street from Madison St. to N. Barstow St. in 2020. The project will include the installation of new water main, lining of the sanitary sewer main and laterals, storm sewer rehabilitation and adjustments, roadway reconstruction, traffic signal replacement and rehabilitation, bridge rehabilitation, pedestrian ramp reconstruction, sidewalk replacement and installation of a wider streetscaped terrace. Some existing trees within the terrace will be removed as a part of the project and new street trees will be planted. The project is a continuation of the Downtown Waukesha reconstruction program that began in 2014.

Public Information Meeting Documents:

Rendering 1, Rendering 2, Rendering 3, Informational Handout, Staging Overview, Detour Overview

Project Contact Information:

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