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NORTH TEUTONIA AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-JULY 2019

WE Energies Gas has completed adjusting and upgrading their facilities throughout the North Teutonia Avenue project limits. Sewer work and electrical conduit installation has been taking place over the last few weeks. The contractor is continuing to remove pavement and place the base course on the west side of the road. We anticipate the construction of the new curb and gutter will begin the week of July 8th, weather permitting, and the mainline concrete pavement will follow.

As of July 18th, North Teutonia Avenue from West Garfield Avenue to West North Avenue will be fully closed to traffic for approximately 6 to 8 weeks. East-westbound traffic will be maintained at West Garfield Avenue and West North Avenue.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The reconstruction project of North Teutonia Avenue from West Garfield Avenue to West Groeling Avenue will consist of removing the deteriorated pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement, curbs & gutters, and driveway approaches. The addition of traffic calming measures, including curb bump outs and medians, will also be added. All sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramps will be rebuilt. New street lighting will be installed throughout the project and traffic signals will be replaced at the intersections with W. North Ave., W. Wright St., W. Center St., and W. Locust St. Storm sewer inlets and storm sewer laterals will be replaced as needed. The finished roadway will have one driving lane, bicycle lane and parking lane in each direction. 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

To minimize how construction will impact residents, businesses, and the traveling public, the project will be split into two major stages:

Stage 1: The southbound lane of North Teutonia Avenue will be closed for construction. One lane of northbound traffic will be maintained on the east side of the roadway. Side streets on the west side of the project will be closed. The following intersections will be open to east-westbound through traffic: North Ave, Locust and Center. 

Stage 2: The northbound lane of North Teutonia Avenue will be closed for construction. One lane of southbound traffic will be maintained on the newly constructed roadway. Side streets on the east side of the project will be closed. The following intersections will be open to east-westbound through traffic: North Ave, Locust and Center.

Driveway Access: Project staff and the contractor will work to minimize the amount of time any driveway access is restricted. 

Pedestrian Access: Pedestrian access will be maintained to abutting properties during construction with the least amount of inconvenience. Short-term disruptions will occur when sidewalks are being removed and rebuilt.

Bus Route: #12 will be re-routed via 7th/8th from Walnut to Burleigh in both directions for the entire project. Signage will be posted to indicate where to board along the detour. There are no planned detours for cross routes 21 North Ave., 22 Center St., and 80 via Locust/Hopkins. Stops impacted near these corresponding intersections will be signed to board at nearby alternatives as needed.

Parking: On-street parking is not allowed during construction.

Construction Hours: Work is allowed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


PROJECT CONTACTS
Bill Pedersen Project Leader On-Site bill.pedersen@graef-usa.com 414-349-0720
Lynn Des Jardins Construction Supervisor ldesja@milwaukee.gov 414-708-3885
Megan O'Connor Support for Business Liaison moconnor@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1433

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Start: End of April 2019
Completion: December 2019
*All work is weather dependent and subject to change


Project Overview

Public Involvement Meetings
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works held two public involvement meetings to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area. 

April 13, 2016
North Division High School
1011 West Center Street
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

August 15, 2018
North Division High School
1011 West Center Street
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.