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The Village Redevelopment - Phase 2
Project Information

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.

Here is the Contractor Proposed Schedule for the next three weeks.


Tunnel boring equipment

Photo of tunnel boring equipment used for sewer placed under the railroad track


Please use caution when driving through these work sites for the safety of the workers and pedestrians.


Want to be up to date on What's Happening:
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Project Scope and Design Information

Phase 2 Project Scope 2016-2017 

State St Alternate Route Map

                                                                                                                                           

Project Overview

As part of the planned State Street reconstruction project the City has taken a comprehensive approach to evaluating design solutions for the entire Village area. Since February of 2015 there have been 35 public meetings on this project seeking community input about goals and objectives for the Village, as well as, feedback on design concepts from the general public, surrounding neighborhood associations, The Village Business Improvement District and City engineers and planners. Phase 1 involved working on the Village center. 

We are currently constructing Phase 2 which is the area surrounding the new State Street Station project including Blanchard and St James from 74th Street to 72nd Street (See Project Scope Map below).

• The project scope for the Phase 2 area scheduled for 2016/2017 construction is: sanitary and storm sewer construction, water main construction, asphalt repaving and reconstruction including concrete curb and gutter replacement.
• This will also include street lighting, landscaping, pavement markings, signage, and site furnishings.
• November 2016 - Phase 2 construction started so the underground utility work can be completed before the ground freezes.
• January 2017 – tunnel to be bored under the railroad tracks
• March 2017 – complete the storm sewer from railroad tracks to the river
• August 2017 – all road work will be completed including street lighting and landscaping
• October 2017 – State Street Wauwatosa Ave intersection completed

What's Next?
The contract for work on Phase 3 was recently awarded to Zignego. This work includes Wauwatosa Avenue from State Street north to the Harmonee intersection, including Harwood Avenue and the design for Pocket Park and Root Common. The scope includes Underwood and Harmonee to the Menomonee River Parkway intersection to coincide with the proposed mixed-use development on the northwest corner (the old fire station property). The project will involve ongoing discussions for the Railroad Crossing at 74th Street. Construction will begin this summer and continue through November of 2017. More details will be released in early May.

Contact for Project Information:
Tony Minto
Construction Engineer
414-507-7153
 




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