Watertown Plank reconstruction starts today

Published on: 6/13/2011

Watertown Plank Road reconstruction will start about three weeks earlier than planned, with the contractor hired to do the work authorized to begin today, Elm Grove officials announced today.
“We were notified last week that the Wisconsin DOT has approved the contractor’s contract and schedule and authorized them to start work as early as today, June 13, which is three weeks earlier than anticipated," Village Manager David De Angelis said.
Menomonee  Falls-based Super Western won the contract with a bid of nearly $1.3 million.
The project consists of a complete reconstruction of 0.64 miles of the road, including new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalks and decorative lighting. The project is scheduled to be completed on Nov. 11.
While there will be lane closures during construction, through-traffic will be maintained in one direction through the downtown business district, village officials said. Work will be done initially with flagmen but then traffic will be
transitioned to eastbound traffic only through the downtown area with all other traffic being detoured through the Village.
“During construction I encourage everyone to make a special effort to patronize our local businesses. It is important for all residents to help keep our local businesses viable during this disruption,” Village President Neil Palmer said.
Weekly updates on construction progress and schedule will be posted on the village’s website, elmgrovewi.org.