Road Construction & Maintenance
Pavement & Surface Evaluation Ratings
Every two years, the City of New Berlin is required to submit Pavement and Surface Evaluation Ratings (PASER) to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) that represent the physical condition of our roadways per state statute 86.302(2). The PASER rating the City uses rates each roadway segment on a scale from 1 to 10 (one being the worst and 10 being the best) by taking into consideration the surface distress, structure, roughness, and drainage. The information is used by the DOT to determine the city’s portion of state transportation aid and helps the City create the Five Year Rehabilitation Plan, and plan annual maintenance projects.
Lincoln Avenue Reconstruction
Lincoln Avenue from Calhoun Road to Johnson Road will be closed to thru traffic starting on Thursday, April 13th. The roadway will remain open to local traffic and emergency services. The contractor plans to start their work on the east end of the project near Calhoun Road, and work towards the west. Generally, the contractor will work within 500 foot sections. For driveway accesses on Lincoln Avenue, drivers will enter and exit to the west until the contractor works past their property, and once past the driveway drivers will enter and exit to the east. The City’s construction oversight engineer, Ruekert & Mielke, Inc., will send out periodic email updates on the project. If you would like to sign up for the updates, please email Ken Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org. The project is expected to be completed by the end of September, 2023.
Small Road Reconstruction
Small Road from College Avenue to Moorland Road will be closed to thru traffic starting on Wednesday, April 19th for the City’s Small Road Reconstruction Project. The roadway will remain open to local traffic and emergency services. The detour route for Small Road will utilize College Avenue and Moorland Road, and the detour route for southbound Calhoun Road will utilize Beloit Road and Martin Road. The contractor plans to start their work on the west end of the project near College Avenue and work towards the east. The City’s construction oversight engineer, raSmith, Inc. will send out periodic email updates on the project. If you would like to sign up for the updates, please email Genevieve Stollenwerk at Genevieve.Stollenwerk@raSmith.com. The project is expected to be completed by early October.
2023 Roadway Rehabilitation
The Common Council approved the 2023 LRIP Roadway Rehabilitation Contract on April 11th for approximately 7.2 miles of roadway resurfacing throughout the City. The entire project will be starting in mid-May and is anticipated to be completed by late-August. Rehabilitation consists of: storm water inlet adjustment and reconstruction, curb and gutter repairs, and pavement rehabilitation by milling and asphalt overlay or pulverizing and asphalt overlay. The map in the link below contains an overview of the project and tentative scheduling for each phase of the work. During construction roadways will be closed to thru traffic, but access will be maintained for local traffic.
2023 Roadway Maintenance
The Common Council approved the 2023 Roadway Maintenance Joint, Crack Cleaning and Sealing Project on March 28th for approximately 30 miles of roadway crack sealing throughout the City. The project is anticipated to start in mid-May. The contractor will place signs 48 hours in advance of their work on any particular roadway. During the crack sealing the roadways will remain open. However, drivers and pedestrians should use caution when traveling near the crack sealing operations. Driving or walking on the sealant before it is cooled can cause burns to pet's feet and can stick to vehicles. The link below contains an overview map of the project.
TDS Telecom Fiber Optic System
TDS Telecom has begun applying for permits to construct a fiber optic infrastructure system within the City's Right of Way with construction starting in fall 2023. This system is anticipated to be constructed in roughly the eastern half of the City, from Calhoun Road east to 124th Street. As these permits are granted, TDS Telecom will construct their facilities. Being a utility, the City is required to allow TDS Telecom to install their infrastructure within the Right of Way with reasonable restrictions regarding proximity to other City infrastructure. For more information on this project, please visit:
Great Water Alliance - Waukesha Water
The City of Waukesha will be constructing a water supply pipeline and a return pipeline within the City of New Berlin. Construction will start in December 2020 with completion prior to December 2023.
For more information, please see: Great Water Alliance New Berlin Information