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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.

Below is a map of the major projects throughout the city. The larger projects such as Watertown Plank Area Sewer and the North Avenue Improvements have their own dedicated page for project updates, scope, history and useful links.

You can sign up for "Notify Me" for this page or any of the Project Webpages identified below available through the City’s website to receive email or text notifications of construction activities and project updates. Use the attached link to sign up for Construction News at "Notify Me":

Please click on the flowing links for information about these projects or use the button in the navigation pane to the left.

Milwaukee Avenue Utility and Street Reconstruction

Menomonee River Parkway Project


2015 Construction Zone Map

Menomonee River Parkway Renewal
The Milwaukee County Menomonee River Parkway project in Wauwatosa will be undergoing a significant  transformation this year. This long anticipated project will be more comprehensive than simply repairing the deteriorating pavement . Plans call for expanded bike and pedestrian amenities with traffic calming features, bio-filtration basins and rain gardens to filter storm water run-off and storm water management basins to help during high water events. Phase One was let last fall and a portion of the work was started on the storm water management basins along the west side of the Parkway north of Burleigh Street.

Milwaukee County will be reconstructing Menomonee River Parkway this year in two phases.  The first phase, Congress to Burleigh, will begin as soon as possible (probably March) and is scheduled to be complete by July. 
The second phase, Burleigh to Church, is in final design and should be let in spring with a tentative construction start in June, and be complete sometime in the fall.  

Please plan for detours and consider alternate routes. Follow the Milwaukee County updates at the link provided above.

Zoo Interchange Project
Looking for information about What’s Happening on the Zoo Interchange Project? The project is now in the fourth year of the seven year construction schedule. The first three years had 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. Those 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. Projects currenty underway or coming soon are:
     • 84th St under I-94 to open with one lane in each direction February 2nd. The westbound exit and entrance ramps will reopen late spring/early summer of 2015.
     • Blue Mound Road Bridge is under construction and expected to open June 1, 2015.
     • Wisconsin Avenue Bridge over US 45 will close for construction early June, immediately following the opening of the Blue Mound Bridge.
     •  92nd Street Bridge over I-94 will be demolished starting February 5th and remained closed until late 2015.
     • I-94 Westbound ramp to I-894 South will close March 1 until late 2015.
     • The Center Street Bridge and Pedestrian Bridge are currently in design and are slated to be part of the North Leg Project to be let in August of 2016.

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

Burleigh Road Project
The 2015 work along Burleigh Road between Mayfair Road to US 45 is the planning/design phase and will be a continuation of the work completed in 2014. This is an important project that will support the new retail development in the area including the Mayfair Collection and Meijer Store as well as planned future development. It will also become an important link between East and West Wauwatosa with bike and pedestrian improvements established through the Master Plan.

The US 45 on and off ramps will be modified and the entrance to the Mayfair Collection was reconfigured. Additional color-enhanced crosswalks are being added at 114th Street and 112th and a multi-purpose asphalt sidewalk is being installed along the north curb of Burleigh Road. The project will be completed in 2015 when the asphalt road will be milled and resurfaced.

Highway 100 Corridor Long Range Planning Study
WisDOT is holding Public Information Meetings to examine long range planning options for the Highway 100 corridor.

Here is the information on the upcoming Public Information Meetings:

WIS 100 North Section:  Watertown Plank Road to Silver Spring Drive
North Section Public Involvement Meeting – January 20, 2015
Wauwatosa West High School Cafeteria, 5 to 8 PM, 11400 W Center St, Milwaukee

WIS 100 South Section:  Layton Avenue to I-94
South Section Public Involvement Meeting – January 27, 2015
Madison Elementary School Gymnasium, 5 to 8 PM, 1117 S. 104th Street, West Allis

• Meetings will be Open House format with exhibits available for review by the public
• Each meeting will have information on the other section available for viewing
• Meetings will be advertised in late December or early January

The goal of the meetings is to introduce the corridor study and obtain public input on needs and issues along the WIS 100 corridor. See attached flyer here.

Preliminary project scheduling indicates public meetings and Environmental Impact analysis in 2015 and 2016 with preliminary design occurring after the report is completed. Current WisDOT projections are for the construction for the South Project to occur between 2022 - 2024 and the North Project sometime after 2025 yet to be determined.
For additional information see WisDOT News - link:

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