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

Project Update: July 3, 2019

New Traffic Pattern

Water main installation continued on this short week for the Main Street Reconstruction project. However, no work will take place on Thursday or Friday and Waukesha Water Utility is closed both days as well.

Approximately 2,600 feet of 24-inch water main has been installed thus far, with about 1,200 feet remaining. Testing for safe water will take place next week for the section of water main between Lombardi and Perkins, so it is a possibility that late next week (July 11/12) new water service connections could begin in that area. Again, notice to those being impacted will be provided at least 24 hours in advance.

We are working to maintain driveway access to all businesses, and although there may be short periods of delayed access, the contractor will ensure access for residential owners, as well as business employees and patrons to the best of their ability. As always, please use caution within the construction site and please avoid the active area where water main installation is taking place when at all possible.

Contact me with any questions and have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.

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

Main St. 7-3-19