Arcadian Avenue Reconstruction Project - 2017

Project Update: September 25, 2017



This week the contractor poured the curb and gutter on the entire project, poured the intersections on the North side of Arcadian at Greenfield Ave, Genesee St, Perkins Ave, half of Harding Ave, and half of Blackstone Ave. With the great weather and extra crews, this work went better than expected. Slightly ahead of schedule, the contractor also began sidewalk removals yesterday 9/21.

Next week Monday the contractor will begin preparing the sidewalk and driveway approaches, they plan to start on the South side of the road working from the East project limit working back towards the Western project limit. They are planning on having all of the prep work completed on Tuesday and possibly start pouring as early as Tuesday afternoon. It is anticipated that all of the sidewalk and approaches on the south side will be complete by Thursday and all of the sidewalk and approaches on the North side of the road complete by early the following week. Currently, pedestrian access along Arcadian Ave is along the north side. For side streets crossing Arcadian, the curb ramp areas are temporarily ramped with gravel to maintain access. Next week Tuesday they also plan on finish pouring the remaining halves at Harding Ave and Blackstone Ave, and pour half of all of the intersections on the South side of the road. On Wednesday they will pour the other halves of the intersections on the South side of the road. As part of the concrete curing process, the intersections will need to be saw cut. The contractor is expecting that the sawing will be complete on Tuesday and Wednesday by dusk, sorry for the inconvenience.

During this time, Arcadian Avenue will remain open to local traffic only with businesses being accessed from either the Eastern project limit or the Western project limit. Access from Blackstone Ave had to be closed for the concrete pour. Local traffic will not be able to cross Arcadian Ave at all adjacent side roads in the project limits (Greenfield Ave to Blackstone Ave) until the concrete that was poured this week and early next week has proper cure time.


Any further questions or concerns you may have please contact me.


Craig Ausen, P.E.

Project Engineer

City of Waukesha – Engineering Division

130 Delafield St. Waukesha, WI 53188

O: 262-524-3589

C: 262-349-6516

Below is some information regarding switching the road reconstruction from Prairie Ave to Arcadian Ave.

Due to potentially re-aligning N. Prairie Avenue between the railroad tracks and St. Paul Ave, the planned 2017 reconstruction project is being delayed. It is planned to substitute the reconstruction with Arcadian Avenue.

The Arcadian Avenue project limits are from 250’ west of Eugene Ct. to east of N. Greenfield Ave.

The Arcadian Avenue project will involve a complete road reconstruction including replacement of pavement, curbs, approaches and handicap ramps. The utility upgrades include relaying portions of the water main and sanitary sewer and rehabilitating the storm sewer.   

The project is anticipated to start in early May and be complete by the end of October.  During construction, the road will be closed to through traffic. Access will be maintained to driveways for residents & businesses within the construction limits until the concrete pavement is placed. When the concrete pavement is placed, residents will lose access to driveways until the curb and approaches have been placed and cured.       

A letter to the residents along Arcadian has been sent out to let them know the project is occurring. The DPW’s construction map will also be updated on the website with this change.