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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Emergency Construction on Greenfield Ave. from 70th - 76th St.

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Emergency construction will be taking place along West Greenfield Avenue from South 70th Street to South 76th Street, beginning March 12. W. Greenfield Ave. from 72nd to 74th will be completely closed to traffic.

The City of West Allis is contracting with Globe Contractors, repair a collapsing sanitary sewer in the middle of W. Greenfield Ave.

This repair of a defective sanitary sewer is a major undertaking. We thank you in advance for your patience in dealing with the noise, dust, dirt, mud, and overall inconvenience that this emergency work will cause. And, we ask that you please use caution while walking or driving around this construction area. The construction is temporary, but this repair is imminently required to ensure overall safety, public health, and to maintain other public infrastructure utilities.

The City will add no additional private property work to these emergency repairs.

Please be aware of the following:

Project Details, Traffic, and Parking Considerations
Phase 1: Repair of sewers and other underground utilities.
  • W. Greenfield Ave. from 72nd to 74th will be completely closed to traffic.
  • There will be NO PARKING on W. Greenfield Ave. from 72nd to 74th as well as some adjacent spaces.
  • MCTS buses will be rerouted.
  • Through traffic will be detoured to W. National Ave. via 70th and 76th.
  • Cross traffic at 72nd, 73rd, and 74th will be maintained as much as possible. But, may be limited for long periods of time.
  • There may be scheduled, and possibly unscheduled, water shut offs associated with this work.
Phase 2: Street repair
  • Begins when the underground utility work is completed.
  • Material availability may delay road repair work by a few days.
  • Only the road sections affected will be patched.
  • Line striping will be done by City Forces after all other work is done.

Greenfield Ave Map
Dates, Times of Work, and Streets Impacted
  • W. Greenfield Ave. from 70th to 76th will be affected by this work.
  • Work will begin Monday March 12, 2018.
  • Excavations will occur right down the middle of W. Greenfield Ave. from 72nd to 74th.
  • The road is expected to completely reopened to traffic on, or shortly before, March 30, 2018.
  • Normal work hours will be 7am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, with potential evening and weekend work if problems are encountered.
  • Inclement or excessively wet weather will impact this timeline. The contractor will work as the weather allows.
Questions or Concerns
The City of West Allis holds all of the contractors working on this emergency project to the highest level of quality.

Please feel free to contact Dan Schwartz ( or 414-550-3455) if you have any questions or concerns during this work. Mr. Schwartz will be the Engineering Department’s representative and will be able to address issues directly with the contractor in the fastest and most efficient manner.

Darin Fuglestad ( or 262-262-0600) will be the project manager for the contractor.

Thank you again for your patience during this process. The City understands how unexpected this work is. But, the work is necessary to maintain effective and efficient utility services throughout the City.

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