N&S Prairie Ave, Sentry Dr & Sunset St Improvements

Project Update: June 15, 2021


The contractor is accelerating the paving of the W. College Avenue/Prairie Avenue intersection; they were able to pour all of the concrete curb and gutter within the intersection yesterday, and will be preparing the north side of W. College Avenue for concrete pavement pouring later this week.  1 lane of traffic in each direction along W. College Avenue will still be available through this work, however, there will be narrow lane widths utilized along College Avenue to allow the new pavement to be constructed.  Additional traffic control and signing is being set up today to notify/channel vehicles, but please use caution while traveling through this intersection over the next 2 weeks as activity will be very high.


This project is for the roadway reconstruction and underground utility improvements along N/S Prairie Avenue, Sentry Drive, W. College Avenue, and W. Sunset Drive.  The Contractor is currently working on two sections of the project; N/S Prairie Avenue and W. Sunset Drive.

 

Work Completed/Continued This week (6/7 – 6/11)

Work Along N/S Prairie Avenue (Philip Dr. to W. St. Paul Avenue)

  • Concrete pavement pouring from College Ave. to the Fox River, east side
  • Concrete pavement removal and excavation/grading for new roadway within the Prairie Ave./College Ave. intersection
  • Traffic signal conduit installation at College Ave./Prairie Ave. intersection
  • Traffic signal pole base installation at Prairie Ave./St. Paul Avenue intersection
  • Street light base installation from College Ave to the Fox River
  • Water main RR tracks and river crossing bore pit excavation
  • Concrete curb and gutter pouring From Philip Dr. to College Ave.
  • Concrete pavement pouring work near the RR Tracks
  • Concrete driveway pouring and preparation
  • Sanitary sewer televising and cleaning
  • Sanitary Sewer lining

 

Work Along W. Sunset Drive (Chapman Dr. to Center Rd.)

  • Storm sewer installation Chapman Dr. to Center Rd. (south side of roadway)
  • Concrete pavement removal and new roadway grading on the south side of W. Sunset Dr. (Completed from Chapman to Sentry)

 

Planned Work Next Week (6/14 – 6/18)

Work Along N/S Prairie Avenue (Philip Dr. to W. St. Paul Ave.)

  • Traffic signal conduit installation at College Ave./Prairie Ave. intersection
  • Concrete curb and gutter pouring north side of the Prairie/College intersection
  • Concrete pavement pouring north side of Prairie/College intersection
  • Concrete driveway and sidewalk pouring where available
  • Sanitary sewer lining
  • Water main RR tracks and river crossing bore pit excavation
  • HMA pavement placement at Prairie Avenue/St. Paul Avenue intersection, RR track crossing, and side roads

 

Work Along W. Sunset Drive (Chapman Dr. to Center Rd.)

  • Concrete pavement removal and new roadway grading on the south side of W. Sunset Dr.
  • Concrete curb and gutter pouring, south side of W. Sunset Dr.
  • Sanitary sewer cleaning and televising

 

Traffic Control/Access

  • N & S Prairie Avenue is closed to through traffic (Local property access traffic only) from Philip Dr. to W. St. Paul Avenue*
    • Cross traffic along W. College Avenue is open to 1 lane in each direction crossing N. Prairie Avenue 
  • There is No Parking along N&S Prairie Avenue from Philip Dr. to W. College Avenue
  • No vehicular access is allowed along S. Prairie Avenue from Philip Dr. to W. College Avenue (NB to EB and EB to SB Turning movements at S. Prairie Ave./Philip Dr. are open) 
  • Prairie Avenue is closed to all vehicle traffic at the RR tracks for concrete pavement pouring
  • Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction along W. Sunset Dr. from Chapman Dr. to Center Rd.  (Traffic lanes both on the north side of the roadway)
  • Access to residential driveways along N. Prairie Avenue from College Avenue to the Fox River is not available.  Residents can utilize the surrounding side streets for parking, including overnight.

 

*The only vehicles that should be entering the above closed roadway are those who are accessing properties with direct driveway access to N. Prairie Avenue.  The roadway is closed to all other traffic.  Please obey all traffic control devices for the safety of all other vehicles, and those completing work along this project.

 

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. 


 For additional information on the Great Water Alliance’s on-going work along Sentry Dr. and W. Sunset Drive please follow this link:  http://greatwateralliance.com/in-your-area/waukesha/

 

 

 

Project Contact:

 

Brandon Schwenn, P.E.
Project Engineer
City of Waukesha – Engineering Division
(262) 524-3585
 
bschwenn@waukesha-wi.gov

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