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WIS 16 Urban Reconstruction


Wisconsin Department of Transportation (SE Region)


Jefferson and Waukesha Counties, WI

Total Estimated Cost

$7.4 Million

DAAR provided construction management services for the full urban reconstruction of 1.5 miles of WIS 16 (Wisconsin Avenue) in the City of Oconomowoc. All new concrete pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewer, and some sidewalk were replaced as part of this project. The concrete pavement won the State Regional Award. In addition to the roadway reconstruction work, the improvements included a new decorative bridge which won a Small Structures State Award. Innovative filtration devices were built as a means to clean storm water run-off destined for the Okauchee Lake.

The project generated a high level of public involvement which included meetings and a website page sponsored by the City of Oconomowoc. Complexities of the project went beyond engineering due to effectively addressing the concerns of the businesses, contractors, residents, local and state government officials in this highly visible project. Challenges faced in the construction management of this urban highway project included maintaining 2-way roadway traffic and pedestrian traffic and access to area businesses during construction, while excavating as much as seven feet in some areas.

Project Deliverables:
• Project administration, budgeting, and monitoring
• Field Manager / Project Estimates / Contractor Payment
• Project scheduling with complex staging
• Public Coordination between the City, Contractor and Subcontractors
• Coordinating with utilities (Trans 220)
• Enforcing contractor compliance

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