A portion of Madison Street will be closed until early November


Waukesha residents might feel overwhelmed by the amount of road construction and closures this year, but they'll have to put up with at least one more for the next several weeks.

The city announced Friday, Sept. 16, that a portion of Madison Street on Waukesha's west side will be closed from Sept. 19 until approximately early November. The road is closed between Fiddlers Creek and Howell Oaks Drive. That portion of the road runs through a growing subdivision.

A city project engineer was not immediately available Monday afternoon for comment on the nature of the closure. No additional information, including suggested detour routes, was immediately available.

News of the closure comes amid what officials have called the busiest year for road construction possibly in the city's history. Earlier this year, the city announced six major road construction projects that cut into virtually every major roadway.

One of those projects, the reconstruction of Main Street between Clinton and West Barstow streets, finished ahead of schedule. The street, including sidewalks, reopened in early July, in time for the Fourth of July parade.

However, work continues on two of the more visible projects: construction along Moreland Boulevard/Highway 18 – a project that extends from Interstate 94 to White Rock Avenue – and the rebuilding of the Delafield Street/Summit Avenue intersection from Spring Street to Madison and North streets.

The latter project is scheduled to wrap up by the end of this month. Concrete has been poured and limited traffic access has reopened in one direction of Delafield Street as of Monday, leaving only a few finishing touches.

The work on Moreland Boulevard is another matter. It is scheduled to conclude in late October, and much of the surface areas remained unfinished into mid-September.

Smaller projects – including along Tenny Avenue north of Newhall Avenue and Grand Avenue between Hoover and Estberg avenues – are also nearing completion

A list of the city's major construction projects, and progress reports on them, is available online at www.waukesha-wi.gov/553/construction-related-closures.

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