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WEST LAYTON AVENUE RESURFACING PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-JULY 2019

The West Layton Avenue resurfacing project started on June 19th and is progressing as scheduled. The contractor has removed the existing asphalt surface in the outside lanes on Layton Avenue from South 27th Street to South Howell Avenue and continues with concrete base patching. Sidewalk removal and replacement has started on the south side of Layton Avenue between South 27th Street and South 20th Street. Once completed, sidewalk removal and replacement will begin on the north side of Layton Avenue between South 27th Street and South 20th Street. Curb & gutter removal will also be focused on the west end. Short-term disruptions will occur when curb & gutter and driveway approaches are being removed and rebuilt. 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The West Layton Avenue resurfacing project from South 27th Street to South Howell Avenue will consist of milling the existing asphalt pavement and replacing the 4-lane divided roadway with a new asphalt surface; curb and gutter, driveway approaches and sidewalk will be replaced where necessary, pedestrian curb ramps will be reconstructed and utility improvements will be made to sewer structures, traffic signals and signs, and street lighting. There will be modifications to the median, where necessary, to enhance safety and improve the overall operation of the roadway. Once completed, the roadway will accommodate for two driving lanes and a 5-foot bicycle lane in each direction. 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

The project will be split into two stages to minimize how construction will impact residents, businesses, and the traveling public.

Stage 1: The work zone will shut down the outside (curbside) lanes on both sides of the median. A lane of traffic moving in each direction will be maintained on the inside lanes. 

Stage 2: The work zone will shut down the inside lanes on both sides of the median. A lane of traffic moving in each direction will be maintained on the outside lanes.

*When the contractor is removing the pavement, access to driveways and side streets may be temporarily restricted until the new surface is established. Access will also be temporarily restricted when the contractor is paving through the area. 

Driveway Access: City staff and the contractor will work to minimize the amount of time any driveway access is restricted and will notify property owners in advance of any driveway work. Short-term disruptions will occur when driveway approach is being removed and rebuilt. 

Pedestrian Access: Short-term disruptions will occur when sidewalk is being removed and rebuilt. Temporary pedestrian accommodations can be provided and the contractor will work with property owners to minimize impact. 

Bus Routes: #55, 80, 19, and Purpleline will maintain their regular routes within the work zone. Stop alterations will be signed to redirect passengers as needed. 

Parking: On-street parking is not allowed. 

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


PROJECT CONTACTS
Roger Reed  Construction Supervisor rreed@milwaukee.gov 414-708-5108
Megan O'Connor  Support for Business Liaison  moconnor@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1433

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


Project Overview

Public Involvement Meeting:
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works held a public involvement meeting to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area.

February 7, 2018
Lowell Elementary School
4360 South 20th Street
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.