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The months-long construction project aimed at replacing aging infrastructure and adding parking in downtown Waukesha has begun.

A portion of North Grand Avenue, from Wisconsin Avenue to the Five Points, has been closed to traffic roughly since the beginning of March and could remain so until early July, when the project is expected to conclude.

The reconstruction work on Grand is one component of the project, which also involves tearing up and rebuilding South Street, between Clinton Street and Grand.

This marks the fourth consecutive year the city has undertaken a downtown construction project, and two more years of central city work are planned.

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The aforementioned portions of both streets – Grand and South – will eventually close to through traffic completely during construction. South is still accessible to motorists from Clinton.

According to the city, 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.

Anyone with questions or who is interested in receiving regular updates about the project should contact City Project Manager Brandon Schwenn by phone at 262-524-3585 or email bschwenn@ci.waukesha.wi.us.

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