Summit Ave. Utility & Street Improvements

Project Update: Oct. 17, 2019

This week the contractor was able to complete the paving of the 2 layers of binder asphalt pavement along the reconstruction limits of the project, continued and will likely complete by the end of the week the final terrace and back of walk grading, and started placing topsoil on the west end of the project. The electrical contractor also completed the remaining street lighting electrical work, and the new system is now operational. The paving contractor also completed the areas of adjacent asphalt driveways that were previously removed for the sidewalk installation.

Next week the contractor will be primarily focused on topsoil placement, and then ultimately sod installation throughout the project. Once the final restoration (sod) work is completed, the contractor will be paving the final later of asphalt pavement in both the resurfacing and reconstruction areas of the project. The paving date is currently not locked in and is contingent on the completion of the sod work. I will provide an update mid-week next week when the final paving date is established.

If you previously had your mailbox removed by the contractor and have been storing it in your garage or somewhere out of site, now is the time to set it back out to a visible spot in your front yard for our contractor to reinstall as part of the project. Please have these set out as soon as you can, and the contractor will likely install these after the topsoil in placed, but before the sod is installed.

Summit Avenue is closed to through traffic from N. University Dr. to N. Grandview Blvd. and is for local traffic only. Through traffic should not enter the work zone and shall utilize an alternate route. There is also No Parking along the street within the project limits during working hours (7am to dusk). 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. This will be the main project update for the week even though it is Thursday.

The tentative re-opening date is expected the week of October 21st or the week of October 28th (completely contingent on final restoration and paving schedule).


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Brandon Schwenn, P.E.
Project Engineer
City of Waukesha – Engineering Division
130 Delafield St. Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 524-3585

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