A second public information meeting has been scheduled ahead of impending downtown Waukesha road construction, which will close two streets to traffic and add parking within the project's footprint.
Late last week, the city invited residents and other interested parties to attend the meeting regarding the reconstruction of portions of North Grand Avenue and South Street. The meeting is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Waukesha City Hall, 201 Delafield St.
According to a news release, city staff and the project's contractor will discuss how the work will improve downtown infrastructure, traffic control for the project and its schedule and receive public input.
North Grand Avenue, between Main Street and Wisconsin Avenue, and South Street, between Clinton Street and Grand, will be rebuilt as part of the project, the city has said. Construction is expected to begin early next month and conclude in early July, and eventually close both streets to through traffic.
According to the release, intermittent closures on Grand are expected to begin this week as We Energies relocates its gas main facility along Grand to accommodate the project's planned infrastructure changes.
The reconstruction work will include the 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.
Project staff have said the city will also add 11 parking spaces within the project footprint.
This year's downtown project marks the fourth consecutive year that the city has experienced major construction in the central city. Two more years of downtown construction are planned.
Anyone with questions or interested in receiving regular updates about the project should contact Brandon Schwenn by phone at 262-524-3585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.