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Plans for public construction are developed, bid and awards for work are made by the Common Council. The Engineering Services Division oversees these contracts after award. You can sign up for email or text message updates on construction activities. Updates are sent periodically about ongoing construction updates. Sign up today to stay in the loop about construction.

                                        Construction Programs

Sidewalk Program
2017 - 2026 Sidewalk Program Area Map
Frequently asked Questions

Street & Utility Improvements
2017 information coming soon.

Green Alley Reconstruction
How does it work? The Contractor will install pervious pavement system, concrete repaving, storm sewer relay, surface restoration, sidewalk and drive approaches.
2017 work locations coming soon.

Aggregate Sealcoating
How does it work? We will clean the streets immediately prior to the sealcoating operation and then the contractor will apply asphalt oil, apply the proper cover aggregate, roll the street and if necessary broom to ensure proper distribution. While this work is done there will be a 2 - 3 hour window when the street is not accessible. Three to four days after the aggregate has been placed the Contractor will sweep the loose aggregate and haul it away.

The City has used sealcoating to extend the life of pavement on residential streets for over 60 years. It allows the reduction of one resurfacing project during the road's approximate 72 year lifespan. 

This map shows the streets that are planned for sealcoating this year. Work will take place during summer. As the date gets closer, property owners in the area will receive a mailed letter from the City outlining more details about the project.

For more information on the projects below click on the link to see the project webpage:

The Village / State Street Streetscaping Project

Zoo Interchange Project
The project is now in the sixth year of the seven year construction schedule. The first years were focused on ‘building the box’ around the Zoo Interchange and is complete. These improvements to the local roads are seeing the increased traffic as various ramp closures and detours route traffic off the interstate as work continues on Core Phase 1 and 2 of the Zoo Interchange.
Projects underway in Wauwatosa are:

  • Zoo Interchange ramp, I-94 West to I-894/US 45 South closed until fall 2017. 
  • Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over US 45 is closed for reconstruction with the completion scheduled for late spring 2017.
Please see the WisDOT Zoo Interchange Website to obtain additional information, including the latest updates, newsletters, roadway designs and frequently asked questions. 

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