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About the project

The City of Wauwatosa is replacing aged water and sewer infrastructure and resurfacing Wauwatosa Avenue from Garfield Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue in 2020. Additionally, we are replacing storm sewer with larger pipes to help with stormwater management.

Also included on this project is the resurfacing of Melrose Avenue from 74th to Wauwatosa Avenue.


We can share a rough estimate of this project's timeline. Check back for more updates throughout the project:

  • March 2, 2020, construction start. Wauwatosa Avenue will be closed to traffic through September 1

The first phase of the construction work is related to utilities: water main and storm sewer work.

  • September 1, 2020 - Wauwatosa Avenue reopens to traffic, but some construction continues
  • November 2020, Work complete

Map of Construction Area

We will be working on Wauwatosa Avenue from Garfield Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue as well as Melrose Avenue between 74th and Wauwatosa Avenue.

Our contractors will stage equipment on adjoining side streets.

Wauwatosa Avenue construction

Detour Route

The detour route will be Bluemound, North Avenue, and Mayfair Road.

We’ve put up a number of barricades and signs related to this construction project. The area is only open to local traffic. Please avoid adjoining streets to minimize traffic to the neighborhood.

Presentation from Design Open House

Download the .pdf slides from the Design Open House we hosted on November 12, 2019. These slides answer frequently asked questions about the timeline, driveway outages, water laterals, and other construction topics.