From Spring, 2019 through Fall, 2021, The City of Wauwatosa will be replacing aged water and sewer infrastructure and reconstructing roads within the Swan Park Neighborhood. Work will be staged over 3 construction seasons to lessen the impacts to residents. See a map of the construction.
The proposed work on Ridge Blvd, Harding Blvd., Wilson Blvd, 97th St and 96th St includes:
- Replacement of storm sewer, sanitary sewer main and water main. These utilities were originally constructed between 1930 and 1950 and are nearing the end of their useful life.
- Sidewalk, curb and driveway approach replacement as necessary
- Street lighting, including replacing the cables and poles
Reconstruction of the roadway
- Replacement of street trees as necessary
These dates are weather-dependent.
- Early 2019 - Design process is in progress
- Starting March 13 - WE Energies Gas Relocations. WE Energies will be digging in spots for the new gas main for about 5 weeks.
- Late March/early April - the project will be bid, and we'll award it to a contractor
- Early April - Tree trimming by Wauwatosa Forestry
- Late April - Public Information Meeting
- May - Construction Project Start
Contact Maggie Anderson, Senior Civil Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-479-3444.
Video Overview of the Project
I'd like to replace my lead lateral. What does that involve?
During a construction project, it is a good time to evaluate the state of your water service lateral. We communicate with you (the homeowner) if there is a lead lateral on your property. As a homeowner, you own this lateral, so you can decide if you want to patch, line, or replace the lead lateral, at your expense.
In similar neighborhood projects, one neighbor has volunteered to collaborate with other neighbors to hire a contractor to replace several lead laterals in the same area. This could lead to a discount in price. The neighborhood leader would survey neighbors for interest, open a project up for bid, and serves as a liaison for selecting a contractor.
What kind of special assessment can I expect?It has been the City of Wauwatosa’s long-standing practice to issue special assessment for public construction projects, such as road reconstruction, sidewalk, and driveway approaches. Assessments may also be issued for private lateral repairs. Special assessment amounts will vary by property depending on the scope of work required, which is determined after the design phase is completed. You will receive notice of any such assessments.