Milwaukee Begins Construction on Fond du Lac Avenue Monday
Beginning Monday, March 28, the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works will reconstruct West Fond du Lac Avenue from West Capitol Drive to North 68th Street. Site preparation work began on March 21 with full reconstruction beginning on Monday. The project completion date, with both sides of the street open to traffic, is expected to be November 18. Traffic signal work will be completed following the opening of the roadway.
The project includes replacing the existing pavement with a new concrete pavement, replacing curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveway approaches, constructing new sewer structures, and installing monotube poles, mast arms and conduit.
The project will be accomplished in two phases. Phase 1 will run from March 28 through approximately July 22 where two-way traffic will be maintained in the existing westbound lanes, one lane in each direction, while reconstruction is occurring in the eastbound lanes. Phase 2 will run from approximately July 22 through November 18 when reconstruction moves to the westbound lanes, while two-way traffic will be maintained in the new eastbound lanes.
Landscaping, sod/lawn, trees, and bio-swales work will be completed prior to July 1, 2017.
Four-way traffic access will continue at the intersections of West Fond du Lac Avenue at West Constance Avenue, West Congress Street, West Ely Place, West Maxwell Place, and West Frank Moore II Place.
Businesses and agencies along the construction corridor will be open as usual. DPW’s Support for Business program is providing signage throughout the area to help direct motorists and pedestrians to their destinations.