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Project Close-Up

North Avenue Reconstruction 

County Highway M

• City of Brookfield
• Calhoun Rd to 124th St
• Spring 2020 to Winter 2021

Welcome to Waukesha County Public
Works' info page for the 2020-21
reconstruction project on North Avenue.

Please find regular updates on project
impacts to residents, businesses, and
Waukesha County drivers. Thank you!

Questions and comments? Contact us!
Ed Hinrichs (email)
Project Manager
262-548-7745 

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Project Updates


Oct 7 2020
Reminder: Short-term closure
Starting Monday October 5: 

• Hillsdale Dr E to close for three days approx.
• One of four North Ave intersections to close for reconstruction (see Sept 28 update, below)
• Recommended: Avoid this area using alternate routes (view map)

View map, alternate routes, contact info, and additional details

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 Oct 1 2020
Traffic update: Long-term closure
Starting Wednesday October 7: 

• Good news first: Pilgrim Square Dr to reopen Wednesday morning
• Pilgrim Rd to close longterm from North Ave to Pilgrim Square Dr
• Recommended: Avoid this area using alternate routes (view map)

End date TBA. View map, alternate routes, contact info, and additional details

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Sept 28 2020
Traffic update: More of North Ave. Westbound Traffic Moves to Newly-Paved Lanes, Four North Intersections To Be Reconstructed
Starting Monday, September 28: 

• Eastbound traffic on North Ave. remains on the newly-paved outside lane (see Sept 11 update below)
• NEW Westbound traffic on North Ave. now uses newly-paved eastbound lanes from Marilyn Dr to Calhoun Rd (formerly only from 166th St to Calhoun Rd; see Sept 11 update below)
• For reconstruction of westbound lanes
• Four intersections that connect to North Ave at the north side of the roadway are to be closed and reconstructed:

•• Hillsdale Dr E intersection then Hillsdale Dr W intersection
•• Pilgrim Rd intersection then Pilgrim Square Rd intersection
•• Recommended: Users of these side streets can get around closures using alternate routes (view map)

Completion date TBA. View map, alternate routes, contact info, and additional details

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Sept 11 2020
Traffic update: North Ave. Traffic Moves to Newly-Paved Lanes, Some Access Limited
Starting Monday, September 14: 

• Intersections at 166th St and at Hillsdale Dr E are right-in and right-out only (see map)
• Eastbound traffic shifts a bit south to the newly-paved outside lane
• Westbound traffic shifts a bit south to the newly-paved eastbound lane
• One lane open in each direction
• For reconstruction of inside lanes, median
• For reconstruction of intersections at Brook Springs Dr and at Pilgrim Square Dr for approx. three weeks

View map, detour, contact info, and additional details

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Sept 9 2020
Long-term closure: Pilgrim Square Dr near North Ave

• Starting Monday Sept 14: full closure of Pilgrim Square Dr just north of North Ave for approx. three weeks
• For work reconstructing the roadway
• View map, detour, contact info, and additional details

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Aug 13 2020
Long-term closure on North Ave at railroad crossing

• Starting Tuesday Aug 18: full closure of North Ave from Pilgrim Square Dr to Pilgrim Pkwy for approx. two weeks
• For work on Canadian Pacific Railroad crossing
• View map, detour, contact info, and additional details

Reopened: Pilgrim Pkwy long-term closure ends

• Pilgrim Pkwy is now open from North Ave (CTH M) to Kata Dr
• Closure began July 13 
• View more details below (see July 9 update) 
• Thank you to all Waukesha County drivers for your care and courtesy

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July 31 2020
Traffic update - Short-term closures on North Ave 

• Monday Aug 3 from 7 pm to 7 am: North Ave to close from Calhoun Rd to Cedar Dr (rescheduled from July 29, below)
• View map, detour, contact info, and additional details

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July 28 2020 July 29 2020
Traffic update - Short-term closures on North Ave 

• Tonight 7 pm to 7 am: North Ave to close from Calhoun Rd to Cedar Dr 
• Wednesday 7 pm to 7 am: North Ave to close from Pilgrim Pkwy to Pilgrim Square Dr
New Wednesday 7 pm to 7 am: Calhoun Rd to close from North Ave to Civic Drive
• New Thursday 7 pm to 7 am: North Ave to close from Calhoun Rd to Cedar Dr 
• For installation of storm sewer
New View map, detour, contact info, and additional details.

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July 9 2020
New start dateTraffic update - Long-term closure

• now starting July 13 Monday
• Pilgrim Pkwy to close longterm - from North Ave (CTH M) to Kata Dr
• Crews to reconstruct the intersection 
• View map, detour, contact info, and additional details.
• Reminder: All work is weather-dependent; dates subject to change.

Note to adjacent businesses and residents: Steps will be taken to minimize the effects of noise and dust associated with this work.

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July 2 2020
Update (July 6)Traffic update - Long-term closure postponed starts July 6:

• starting TBD Monday July 6
• Pilgrim Pkwy to close longterm from North Ave (CTH M) to Kata Dr
• Crews to reconstruct the intersection 
• View map, detour, contact info, and additional details.
• Reminder: All work is weather-dependent; dates subject to change.

Note to adjacent businesses and residents: Steps will be taken to minimize the effects of noise and dust associated with this work.

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June 19 2020

Traffic update - Overnight closure on Friday:

• On Friday, June 19, a segment of North Ave is scheduled to close to traffic from 7 pm to 7 am 
• Between Glen Cove Lane and Pilgrim Road
• For installation of storm sewer
• Drivers can use Calhoun Rd, Bluemound Ave, and Pilgrim Pkwy to get around the closure
• View map, contact info, and additional details.

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June 5 2020

Traffic update - Lane Switch this Monday:

• Starting Monday June 8, lanes are to be shifted a bit north
• This clears the usual eastbound lanes for reconstruction work
• One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
• Please drive with care; watch for crews and equipment
More info: locations, intersections, alternate routes, and more  

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June 3 2020

Postponed - Overnight closures:

• Overnight closures at Calhoun Rd and North Ave scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, June 4, are now cancelled. Check back for the new date TBA. Thank you!

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May 29 2020

New Materials for your review:

• Map of overnight short-term closures
• Project description and key dates
• Map of project areas: phase 1 2020, phase 2 2021
• Postcard sent to residents, businesses along project route

To view: Click "Public Information Materials" above.

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May 14 2020

Construction to begin:

• Construction of roadway to begin Monday, May 18
• Use of alternate route(s) strongly recommended
• Speed limit along North Ave. reduced to 25 MPH between Calhoun Rd and 124th St

Use caution: Lane configurations to be altered. Expect delays and temporary closures.

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April 7 2020

Updates:

May 15: Construction of roadway anticipated to begin.
• Utility work to continue. Construction workers and traffic control still present on site. Thank you for your care and courtesy as you drive in the area. 

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March 10 2020

Traffic Update:

• Now open: Lilly Rd from North Ave to Adelaide Ln is now re-opened to traffic. Proceed carefully as work continues along North Ave. 

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February 21 2020

Traffic Update:

• Now open: Intersection of North Ave and Lilly Rd has re-opened to traffic.  Lilly Rd from North Ave to Adelaide Ln to remain closed for the next two weeks. 

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February 18 2020 
Updates

• Sewer construction on schedule: City of Brookfield's work at intersection of North Ave and Lilly Rd is anticipated to open early next week, if not sooner. Lilly Rd north of North Ave to remain closed. 

• Continuing along North Ave: Gas, electric, and communications utility work on North Ave from Calhoun Rd to 124th St. Some barrels and metal plates may remain in shoulders and lanes' edges. Proceed carefully.

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February 8 2020 
Road Closure by City of Brookfield 

• North Ave (CTH M) at Lilly Rd
• Monday February 10 - Monday February 24 approx.

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September 1 2019
Driver impacts due to utility work

• Crews from various utilities on North Ave. between 300 feet west of Calhoun Rd. and 124th St.
• Working on gas, sanitary, electric, and communication utilities
Pre-work for Waukesha County road improvement project Spring 2020



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