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SOUTH CHASE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-JUNE 2019 
 

The contractor continues to pour the mainline concrete pavement on South Chase Avenue while utility work is ongoing. The contractor started pavement removal on South Chase Avenue from West Lincoln Avenue to West Hayes Avenue. As of June 26th, this portion of the roadway will be fully closed to traffic. Southbound traffic will be re-routed to use South 5th Street onto South Chase Avenue and northbound traffic will be re-routed from South Chase Avenue to South 4th Street.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The reconstruction project of South Chase Avenue from West Lincoln Avenue to East Ohio Avenue will consist of removing the deteriorated pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement, curbs & gutters, and driveway approaches. All sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramps will be rebuilt. New street lighting and traffic signals will be installed and storm inlets and lateral connections will be upgraded throughout the project. New traffic signals will also be installed in the intersections of West Lincoln Avenue and South 27th Street and West Lincoln Avenue and South 43rd Street. 

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 west side of the roadway (southbound lanes) will be closed for construction. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the east side (northbound lanes) of the roadway.

Stage 2: The east side of the roadway (northbound lanes) will be closed for construction. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the newly completed roadway on the west side. 

Driveway Access: City 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: #51 and #53 will maintain their regular route and schedule within the work zone. Unanticipated stop alterations will be signed to redirect passengers as needed. 
#54 weekday UMOS trips will have a detour route during both stages of construction. Instead of South 1st Street to South Chase Avenue, buses will travel on Becher Street to South 6th Street and will take West Rosedale Avenue to UMOS. 

Parking: On-street parking is not allowed during construction. After the project is completed, parking on both sides of the street will be restored, except the segment between East Oklahoma Avenue and South 4th Street where parking will be permanently removed. 

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


PROJECT CONTACTS
Tony Kotecki Construction Supervisor  akotec@milwaukee.gov 414-708-3886
Megan O'Connor Support for Business Liaison moconnor@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1433

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Start: Mid-April 2019
Completion: Mid-November 2019
*All work is weather dependent and subject to change 

Project Overview-English and Spanish

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. 

July 2, 2014
Milwaukee Center for Independence
3333 South Howell Avenue
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

January 12, 2016
Milwaukee Center for Independence
3333 South Howell Avenue
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.