Northview Rd Utility and Street Reconstruction

Project Update December 14, 2018- FINAL UPDATE

This week the contractor completed additional sign placement, cleaned the project site, swept the roadway and adjacent intersections, removed traffic control devices and the detour route, and re-opened the roadway to through traffic. The new traffic signal at the Northview Rd. and University Dr. intersection is currently in an all-way red flash configuration. Please treat this as an all-way stop until the traffic signal is in full operation.

Next week it is anticipated the new traffic signal will be placed into full operation mid-Monday morning. The contractor will be placing a couple remaining signs around the project next week, and removing any unnecessary erosion control devices, but outside of those operations, the site will remain as is for the winter season. The contractor will be back in the spring when weather permits to complete the final pavement markings, remaining sod placement, and complete project punch list activities.

 This will be my final project update for the winter season, and I will put out an update in the spring of 2019 when the final items will be wrapped up on the project. Thank you for your cooperation throughout this reconstruction project.


Northview Road is proposed to be reconstructed as a two-lane roadway with left-turn lane improvements provided at intersecting side streets.  The roadway reconstruction includes the complete removal and replacement of the existing pavement, curb and gutter, and drive approaches.  A majority of Northview Rd. within the full reconstruction limits will be changed to an urban typical roadway section, containing concrete curb and gutter, and eliminating the existing roadside ditches.  Handicap ramps at the side road intersections will be updated to current ADA standards.  A new traffic signal will also be installed at the Northview Rd. and University Ave. intersection to improve safety.  As part of this project, sidewalk will either be added, or graded for potentially adding in the future on both sides of Northview Rd.  New permanent pavement markings and roadside signing will also be included.

In order to accommodate the roadway reconstruction, and corresponding grading operations adjacent to the roadway, existing trees within the roadway right-of-way may need to be removed.

In addition to the full roadway reconstruction limits, Northview Rd. from 800’ west of Pebble Valley Rd. to N. Grandview Blvd. will be resurfaced with new asphalt pavement.  This resurfacing work will also be in conjunction with the Waukesha Water Utility’s replacement of the water main within these limits.  The currently curb ramps at the side road intersections along this stretch will also be upgraded to current ADA standards.

During the reconstruction project, Northview Road will be closed to through traffic from Patrick Lane to N. Grandview Boulevard.  Every effort will be made to maintain access to properties adjacent to the work zone throughout the project until paving operations being.  The paving of the roadway will be staged to allow for as much access to adjacent properties as possible, and also, to reduce the timeframe that access is restricted.

Project construction activities are expected to begin in early to mid-April, and the current anticipated completion date for the project is September 21, 2018.  Private utility relocations along this segment of Northview Road will also begin prior to the start of construction, however, the roadway will remain open to through traffic during the utility work.

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Project Contact Information:

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

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