Clinton Street reconstruction project in downtown Waukesha entering final stages

Published on: 6/11/2014

The Clinton Street road reconstruction project in downtown Waukesha is nearing an end, but there are a few final aspects to be finished.

Alex Damien, project engineer for the city, said the placement of the final layer of asphalt pavement is planned for Monday, June 16.

For the installation of this pavement, Damien said, the entire section of Clinton Street will be shut down, including the intersections of West Broadway and Main Street.

The two intersections will be re-opened as soon as possible after the new asphalt has sufficiently cooled, Damien said in an email to property owners and businesses in this area.

Damien said in the days after the asphalt paving, there will be intermittent closures needed for the intersections of West Broadway and Main Street for the installation of the pavement markings.

The installation of pavement markings, though, cannot begin until five days after the asphalt is placed, Damien added. Following the surfacing, the installation of the street lights and traffic signals will continue.

The project began at the end of February and has been done in three phases. The plan has been to finish the project by the end of June and Damien said on Wednesday the city remains on schedule to accomplish its goal. 

The extensive project includes replacing the deteriorated pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk and terraces. The terraces will be widened to allow for additional safe pedestrian circulation, street trees and other street amenities. The terraces will be enhanced with decorative concrete pavers.

Moreover, the aging underground utilities will be replaced, including the street light conduit, water main and sanitary sewer.

Proposed major changes, Damien noted, are that the streetscape area will be widened by 3.5 feet to 11.5 feet, the south bound direction will be reduced from two lanes to one lane, new decorative LED street lights, (like those on Grand Avenue), will be installed and trees will be removed and re-installed with the use of a paver grate system.