2017 Construction Projects
We Energies City-Wide Gas Main Replacement Project
- As of November 15th, 2017, the City is no longer allowing Meade to install full depth, permanent concrete in the slabs they have removed. They are placing temporary concrete, approximately 2-3" deep, in order to close up all of the open holes on their project. The City does not want brand new sidewalk placed after November 15th which is susceptible to heavy salt usage due to the cold weather, freezing temperatures, and future snow falls. Meade/We Energies will be required to replace those sidewalk squares that have been installed with temporary concrete with full depth concrete once the weather allows for proper placement.
- This project is being constructed by Meade Construction and managed by We Energies; it is not a City Project.
- Project information is provided by We Energies at this link. Project info Sheet
- Project locations are shown on this Project Map. Anywhere that shows a purple line is where they are proposing to relay the main and you should expect to see Digger’s Hotline Locates in your area prior to the work beginning.
- Primary Contacts for this project are We Energies Residential Customer Service - 800-242-9137 (24 hours a day) & Meade Construction Customer Service - Jose Reyes 414-788-6653
Crown Castle Telecommunications Utility Project
- This project is being constructed by Verita Telecommunications Corporation and managed by Crown Castle; it is not a City Project.
- Project information provided by Crown Castle can be found on this link. Project info Sheet
- Locations for the Project are shown on this Project Map.
- It is expected that work will begin the week of June 12th at the intersection of Swift and Martin.
Packard Avenue Road Reconstruction
- This project is the reconstruction of Packard Avenue between E. Cudahy Avenue and E. Lunham Ave following the sewer and water project last fall. The work consists of new concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, handicap ramps, street lighting, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking. The work is currently scheduled for the summer of 2017. A public information meeting was held on March 27th for all affected property owners. Below are all of the notifications and updates we have to date (separate from the sewer and water notifications):
- Project Information Notice – October 17th, 2014
- Special Assessment Fact Sheet
- Public Hearing Notice – March 16th, 2017
- Construction Update – March 21st, 2017
- Engineering Report on Bid Value Assessments & Values– March 27th, 2017
- Final Resolution – April 5th, 2017
- Construction Update 2 - May 15th, 2017
- Construction Update 3 - May 22nd, 2017
- St. Francis Construction Update - May 22nd, 2017
- Construction Update 4 - June 30th, 2017.
- Construction Update 5 - July 20th, 2017.
- Construction Update 6 - August 18th, 2017.
2016 Hazardous Sidewalk - Project Update
City Hall Handicap Accessible Improvements – As part of the ongoing evaluation of the City’s public hazardous sidewalk program, City owned facilities are evaluated. When a sidewalk is replaced near a building, the sidewalk must meet current laws regarding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The sidewalks going into and along the front entrances to City Hall were compliant 30 years ago when they were built, but the ADA rules change annually. Since some of the sidewalk blocks need to be replaced near the entrances the engineering staff did a review to see if they met current standards. Since they do not the City will be required to remove and replace those sidewalk blocks that do not even though they wouldn’t be replaced under the hazardous sidewalk program. So this summer 2017, the City is planning to remove and replace the sidewalk areas at all three entrances (Lake Drive side) to meet the current ADA requirements.
Grange Avenue Sewer & Water Extension
Community Block Development Grant – Pennsylvania Avenue Bus Stop Improvements
City Hall Roofing Project Phase II
- This summer the rest of the City Hall roof will be replaced. In 2015 about 1/3 of the roof was replaced. Money was not appropriated in 2015 to replace the entire roof, therefore, the remaining 2/3 will be replaced this year. The 30 year old roof is leaking and if you have ever been at City Hall during a heavy rain storm you know why the replacement is being made.