Swan Park Neighborhood Construction Update
Curb and gutter work continues. Learn about intersections closing and leaf collection
Work Schedule in the Next Two Weeks
The contractor continues to work on curb and gutter through the end of next week. When they pour the new pavement, they will not close two adjacent intersections at a time. In other words, you might have to look down the street to see which way is open, and one of the intersections will be open. We are also working with the residents in the cul-de-sac to maintain access out of their street.
In late October, the contractor’s intent is to start lawn restoration and use sod. This is very dependent on the weather. If it’s colder, we may need to use seed on the lawn rather than sod as they will not cut sod in cold temperatures due to the decreased likelihood of survival. We always do walkthroughs in the spring following the project to ensure that the areas we disturbed during construction are properly restored.
The contractor anticipates removing sidewalk next week. When they remove sidewalks, there would still be sidewalk access on at least one side of the street at a time (where sidewalks currently exist on both sides).
Trash and Recycling
We are able to collect trash and recycling on your normal schedule. Please place your container in an area that’s still accessible. In the event we cannot pick up trash or recycling, our Public Works team will coordinate a pick up the following day or two after.
Here’s our plan for leaf collection for residents in the construction zone in the Swan Park neighborhood. The streets and curb & gutter are being removed, so our Public Works teams cannot pick up leaves on the street.
We have two solutions for you:
1. You may bring your leaves to the Drop Off Center for free between October 14 – November 30, 2019. There is normally a cost to use the Drop Off Center, so we provided you a free pass to give to the attendant. The Drop Off Center is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. It is located at 11100 W Walnut Road. If you bring your leaves in bags, please use paper bags. We cannot properly dispose of plastic bags.
2. After streets and curb & gutter are restored, we notify you via another letter and email about a special leaf collection for your area. This will likely be in late November (after the typical leaf collection schedule ends). We will give you advance notice, so that a weekend is included in the timeframe.
Thank you for your flexibility. Please contact us with any questions between our email updates:
Nick Deming, Construction Manager at NDeming@wauwatosa.net or (414) 479-3541.