Road reconstruction activities are underway on 74th and St. James.
• 74th Street
will be a full reconstruction which includes removal of existing surfaces, new concrete curb and gutter, new concrete roadway, new driveway aprons, new sidewalks, new trees, new street lights, and grass terrace restoration.
• St. James
will be pavement replacement only. The existing curb and gutters remain but the roadway is removed and a new asphalt roadway is constructed. The sections of existing curb and gutter, driveway aprons, sidewalks, and grass terrace area that were impacted by the utility installations will be replaced as part of this work. New street lights will also be installed on St. James.
• Blanchard Street, east of 74th Street,
will be pavement replacement only. The existing curb and gutters remain but the roadway is removed and a new concrete roadway is constructed. The sections of existing curb and gutter, driveway aprons, sidewalks, and grass terrace area that were impacted by the utility installations will be replaced as part of this work. New street lights will also be installed. The timing of Blanchard will follow 74th and St. James.
• Blanchard Street, west of 74th Street,
will be a full reconstruction similar to the description of 74th Street above. Work on this stretch of Blanchard will not occur until the other sections are complete. It is anticipated this section will be constructed starting in June.
• A resident letter was sent out the week of April 17 to property owners in the construction zone with more information as to what to expect during road reconstruction with particular emphasis on access to the street and driveways during the different phases of work. If for any reason you did not receive this information, please contact City Hall at 414-479-8927.
• Work under the railroad track and through the park near the volleyball courts to a new storm water outfall in the Menomonee River is nearly complete.
• The west end of the Hart Park Lane is closed to parking and will only have limited access during the construction.
• The walking/bike path is temporarily relocated during the open trench cut to the river.
• As a general rule, equipment with tires can be moved. If access is blocked, please make an effort to contact the construction crew and kindly ask for the piece of equipment to be temporarily moved to provide the necessary access.
• All schedule projections are weather dependent and may require adjustments.
If you have immediate needs or concerns, please contact Justin Leszczynski of MJ Construction. Justin is the Project Manager overseeing all MJ crews and will be able to address concerns and/or coordinate access needs for a specific property. Justin’s phone number is 414.322.9251.
The City also has a Construction Manager overseeing the project with the city inspectors. Tony Minto
can be reached via email
or at 414.507.7153.