Summit Ave. Utility & Street Improvements

Project Update: Oct. 11, 2019

The contractor this week began the final base course grading work, and fine grading work in preparation for asphalt paving next week. They also were able to finish installing the new street light poles and wiring connections from University Dr. to Grandview Blvd. The contractor began de-mobilizing various equipment from the site and touched up some of the existing terraces along the project. The contractor will be working this Saturday (10/12) on the final fine grading work of the base course throughout the reconstruction limits.

Next week the contractor will be paving the lower courses of asphalt pavement on Monday and Tuesday. After the lower courses of asphalt are placed, the contractor will be preparing the terrace areas for final restoration, and the restoration contractor will begin placing topsoil and potentially even sod by the end of the week.

During the paving operation, there will be restricted access to driveways along the areas of paving. Please have all vehicles you are planning to utilize during the day parked on side roads completely outside of the work zone prior to 7am Monday morning. Access will be available again once the asphalt is cooled to a temperature appropriate for traffic. This restriction will apply for both paving days (Monday and Tuesday).

Just a reminder to everyone, that while the contractor is actively working along the project (7am-Evening/Dusk) there will be NO PARKING along the street within the active work zone. Parked vehicles inhibit the contractor’s ability to complete project work, and finish remaining items. All driveways that were previously restricted access are now available to be driven on. The contractor working on Saturday will make sure to have gravel ramps placed at all driveways upon completion of their work.

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. 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.

The tentative re-opening date is expected the week of October 21st.


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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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