Barstow St.& Riverfront St. Improvements

Project Update: September 18, 2020

The contractor this week continued the work on the new traffic signals at the Barstow/South/West Broadway and Barstow/Wisconsin intersections, completed pouring the remaining concrete planters along Barstow St., started the permanent signing, continued the brick paver installation and also paved the surface layer of Municipal Lot #5.


Next week the contractor will be wrapping up the remaining traffic signal work around the project, completing the remaining permanent signing, adding topsoil and plantings to the new planters, finishing the remaining brick pavers, and will be completing pavement marking in Lot #5 and also along Barstow St. south of Wisconsin Avenue.  The Contractor will also be lining the storm sewer from South St. to Corrina Blvd.  This work is currently scheduled for Monday and will impact some traffic movements in the Barstow/W. Main St. intersection. This will be short duration work (2-3 hours), please be aware of additional signing, and a slightly modified southbound Barstow St. traffic detour.


Traffic Control/Access

Barstow St. is closed to through traffic from Wisconsin Avenue to W. Main Street.  The Barstow St. and Wisconsin Avenue intersection, and the Barstow St. and W. Main St. intersections will remain open to traffic operations.  During the traffic signal work around the Barstow St./Wisconsin Avenue intersection, additional traffic control devices may be in place to protect the work operations but the intersection will remain open to through traffic.  This include periods of time when the traffic signal will be in an all-red flash configuration.  Please use caution when traveling through the intersection and treat the all-red flash as an all-way stop condition.


Municipal Lot #5 is currently closed to all vehicle traffic during the rehabilitation/resurfacing work but will be re-opened once the pavement markings are finalized.


Please follow the traffic control devices and signs.  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.


Brandon Schwenn, P.E.

Project Engineer

City of Waukesha – Engineering Division

(262) 524-3585