Northbound Swan Blvd. Closing for 10 Days, Starting Monday
Closure begins at Hwy. 45 ramp off Watertown Plank Road, extends to Menomonee River Parkway. Pool and golf course traffic will not be cut off.
The northbound lanes of Swan Boulevard will be closed to traffic for about 10 days, beginning Monday, from the Hwy. 45 ramp to Menomonee River Parkway.
The road closing is necessary for crews to safely install water main and sanitary sewer connections at the Swan-Menomonee River Parkway intersection, Public Works Director Bill Porter told city officials in a memo sent Tuesday night.
The work is part of the $15.2 million Meinecke Avenue Sewer Project, which received final bid approval and got under way last month.
Southbound traffic lanes will remain open during most of the construction, Porter said, but there are expected be short-term closures of those lanes from time to time as well.
Traffic to Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park and Underwood Creek Parkway (Hansen Park Golf Course, Will-O-Way, etc.) will be allowed to enter and leave throughout the project, Porter said.
Menomonee River Parkway is already closed from Swan east to Hoyt Park Drive, the short connection to Ludington Ave., during the sewer project and will remain so for some time.
There, contractor crews have been installing the new water and sanitary sewer lines, and have been staging up for work on the massive outlet to the Menomonee River for the collected Meinecke area stormwater.
Once that "collector box" is installed in the riverbank, Globe Contractors, winner of the project bid, will begin excavating for a 10-foot-diameter pipe across the parkway and up North 90th Street.