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SOUTH CHASE AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-2020

MAY

  • The contractor continues to work on remaining asphalt tie-ins, concrete and electrical items on South Chase Avenue reconstruction project. Majority of the landscape work has been completed. Crews are installing final pavement markings today, 5/29, and over the weekend. Pavement markings are anticipated to be finished by June 5th, weather permitting. (Added 5/29/20)
     
  • Starting Monday, May 11th, the intersection of South Chase Avenue and West Oklahoma Avenue will return to two lanes of traffic in each direction. West Lincoln Avenue between 4th to 6th Streets will be milled (removing the existing pavement) on Monday, May 11th and resurfaced with asphalt on Tuesday, May 12th, weather permitting. Traffic control on West Lincoln Avenue will be adjusted during this operation. Landscape work will finish next week. The contractor continues to work on remaining asphalt tie-ins, concrete and electrical items. We anticipate final pavement markings to be placed down during the last week of May. (Added 5/8/20)

MARCH

  • South Chase Avenue reconstruction project will resume starting Monday, March 23rd and is anticipated to be complete by June 20th. Work will involve electrical, landscaping and finalizing parts of the roadway, driveways and sidewalk on the east side of the street. Please anticipate intermittent lane closures on South Chase Avenue to allow the crew to safely work in the area. In addition, the intersection of South Chase Avenue and West Oklahoma Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic with turning restrictions. Traffic on West Lincoln Avenue from South 5th Street to South 6th Street will be switched to the south side of the street, one lane in each direction, while crews are working on the northern half of the roadway. (Added 3/23/20)

DECEMBER

  • Over the next two weeks, the contractor will pour concrete for the left turn lanes, median cross overs and side street intersections on South Chase Avenue. We are aiming to have traffic maintained on each side of South Chase Ave by December 20th, weather permitting. This spring will resume with electrical work, landscaping and finalizing parts of the roadway, driveways and sidewalk on the east side of the street. (12/4)

NOVEMBER

  • The mainline concrete pavement on South Chase Avenue from South 4th Street to South 1st Street has been completed. Beginning November 7th, the contractor will start the mainline paving operation from South 1st Street and work south toward East Ohio Avenue, weather permitting. Please anticipate short-term disruptions at intersections and driveway access, on the east side of the street, while the paving operation progresses through the project. The concrete work will take place over the next several weeks. We anticipate the underground work including electrical conduits, CUC and manhole replacements to be finished within the next two weeks. Work to install the street light poles will continue throughout the month of November and into December. (11/6)

OCTOBER

  • Starting Thursday, October 17th, South Chase Avenue from West Lincoln Avenue to South 4th Street will re-open to a lane of traffic in each direction. Traffic on West Lincoln Avenue will also be switched to the south side of the street while crews are working on the northern half of West Lincoln Ave. Toward the end of this week, the contractor will begin pouring the mainline concrete pavement on South Chase Avenue from South 4th Street to South 1st Street, weather permitting. Crews are nearly finished with replacing storm sewer inlets throughout the project. Work is continuing with the underground conduit installation, CUC manholes and street light poles at various locations. Utility contractors are working to finish relocating their facilities by the end of next week. (10/15)

SEPTEMBER 

  • The second stage of operations for the South Chase Avenue reconstruction project started on Monday, September 9th. As of September 26th, the contractor has completed pavement removal and started grading on South Chase Avenue in preparation to place base course. Crews are continuing to replace storm sewer inlets, install underground conduit and set street light poles at various locations throughout the project. Utility contractors are working to relocate their facilities as well. We anticipate re-opening South Chase Avenue from South 4th Street to West Lincoln Avenue to traffic in two to three weeks. At that time, traffic on West Lincoln Avenue will be switched to the south side of the street while crews are working on the northern half of West Lincoln Ave. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on West Lincoln Avenue.

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.

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