Reconstruction of portions of Grand Avenue, South Street planned for March


More downtown Waukesha road construction is on the horizon.

As a result, the city is hosting a public information meeting on two city center projects – the reconstruction of portions of Grand Avenue and South Street – from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at City Hall, 201 Delafield St.

According to a news release, various city representatives will discuss plans to reconstruct North Grand Avenue from Wisconsin Avenue to West Main Street and South Street from Clinton Street to North Grand Avenue in 2017.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March. The work will close North Grand Avenue and South Street to through traffic.

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Among the discussion items will be a list of the improvements to be made, traffic control strategies and time lines for the projects. The city is also encouraging public input and feedback on the work.

According to the release, residents with a concern for or knowledge of drainage problems, basements that extend under the sidewalk or environmental issues, such as underground storage tanks, are encouraged to attend this meeting and share that information.

Exhibits will be on display showing the proposed construction layout.

The reconstruction will include installation of a new water main, relay and lining of the sanitary sewer main and laterals, storm sewer rehabilitation, pedestrian ramp reconstruction, sidewalk replacement and installation of a wider stone paver terrace.

Some existing trees within the terrace will be removed as a part of the project and new street trees will be planted, the release said.

Adjacent property owners will not be assessed for the improvement costs. Representatives from the city's public works department, community development department, and the Waukesha Water Utility will be available to address concerns and answer questions.

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