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

Project Update: July 19, 2019

New Traffic Pattern

As of today, the contractor has essentially completed all of the 24-inch water main line installation for the project, which includes from Lombardi Way to Manhattan Drive. Next week, the contractor plans to bring in a second crew to begin installing water services on Aurora and on Main Street between Lombardi Way and Perkins Avenue, as well as working on side street connections.

Property owners will be notified a minimum of 24-hours in advance of when their will be temporarily turned off during the service installs and connection to the new water system. Typically the contractor will provide a 4-hour time frame.

We Energies continued work in the intersection of Main Street and Perkins Avenue where they are relocating a gas main. Their plan is to have the intersection back open by the end of next week (7/26). Paving operations are planned to begin sometime in mid-August. We appreciate your patience during construction. If you need to access areas within the project limits, please use caution and keep the work zones safe for all involved.

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 and Manhattan