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Public Construction

Overview

Plans for public construction are developed, bid, and awards made by the Common Council. The Engineering Services Division oversees construction of the public works contracts.

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Street Improvement Program
Each year a team of City Engineers and Operations personnel drive every mile of roadway in the City to assess the condition of the streets. A rating system of 0 to 35 points is assigned to each street. Based on the condition rating number, the age of the street, and proximity to planned utility work, an annual paving program is assembled that is within existing budget parameters. This process is followed each year. The 2013 to 2017 Proposed Street Improvement Program is now available online.

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Sidewalk Repair Program
The City of Wauwatosa maintains approximately 5,111,600 sq. ft. of sidewalk within the City limits. Sidewalks are maintained in three ways.

First an inspection of approximately one tenth of the City sidewalk network is conducted annually. deteriorated sections of sidewalk are noted, marked and put on the list for replacement. A sidewalk replacement contract for the following year is then put out to bid.

The second way sidewalks are repaired is in conjunction with a major highway project. Typically sidewalks are disturbed for public construction and replaced as part of the project.

A third level of maintenance is performed by the Public Works Department, Operations Division. If a call is received from a resident or business owner and the sidewalk program is already completed for the year the Public Works staff will fix the problem sidewalk. The 2013-2022 Proposed Sidewalk Repair Program is now online.

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School Safety Study - Center and 100th Streets
In response to concerns over safety for school children entering and leaving the three schools on Center Street and at Madison School on 100th Street, the City and the Wauwatosa School District jointly retained the services of the professional traffic engineering firm of Ayres Associates of Waukesha.

A draft report was reviewed by the Traffic and Safety Committee on December 11, 2012.

April 5, 2013 Update: Following an extensive public comment period the Traffic and Safety Committee will review a supplemental report at it's regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday April 9, 2013. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Committee Room No. 1 of City Hall. The public is invited to attend the meeting and comment if desired.

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Zoo Interchange Project

Looking for information about What’s Happening on the Zoo Interchange Project? The project is now in the third year of the seven year construction schedule. These first years have been focused on ‘building the box’ around the Zoo Interchange. This involved the upgrading the arterial streets - Mayfair Road, Glenview Ave, Blue Mound Road, Wisconsin Ave, 84th St and Greenfield Ave. These improvements will enable these roads to handle the additional traffic due to various closures on the interstate when work begins on the Zoo Interchange starting 2015.

 

Currently, the Watertown Plank Interchange, Highway 100 Interchange and the 84th St on and off ramps are where the major construction is occurring. These projects are scheduled to be complete later this year.

 

Please use the attached link to the WisDOT Zoo Interchange Website. This is a great source to find the latest updates, as well as, newsletters, Roadway Designs, and FAQ’s.

 

Here is the Zoo Interchange website link: WisDOT Zoo Interchange

 

 



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North Avenue Plan
For information on the March 26, 2013 Public Information Exchange Meeting please click here.

For information on the April 30, 2013 Staff Report Regarding North Avenue Modifications click here

 

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