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.
Construction & Maintenance Resources
This construction season, the City will be doing a mixture of roadway resurfacing, parking lot resurfacing, and crack sealing projects. Questions about roadway projects may be directed to the Engineering Division (262) 797-2445 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please follow and monitor the City's social media pages for closures as these projects progress.
Calhoun Road - National Avenue to Beloit Road
The City will be reconstructing Calhoun Road from National Avenue to Beloit Road. Construction is expected to begin in mid-April, and be completed by late-August. The work will include; constructing 12-foot driving lanes, 5-foot paved shoulders, 2-foot gravel shoulders, lowering the hill south of Salentine Drive by about 3-4 feet at its crest, and constructing bioswales in some areas for storm water management. During the project the road will be closed to through traffic, but phased for access at all times to properties along the route. A detour route utilizing Beloit Road and National Avenue will be posted.
Sunny Slope Road & Grange Avenue Intersection Reconstruction
The City will be reconstructing the intersection of Sunny Slope Road and Grange Avenue. The project is expected to start in mid-June 2021, after the end of the school year, and be completed by the end of November 2021. Partial intersection closures due to utility relocations are expected prior to the project. The work will include; widening of the intersection to include a through, left, and right turn lane on each approach, traffic signals, a pedestrian path on the west side of Sunny Slope Road from Nicolet Drive to Grange Avenue, and creating a right-out only access to the Grange Avenue Frontage Road. The intersection will be closed to traffic throughout the project. A detour route utilizing College Avenue, Moorland Road, and Beloit Road will be posted.
2021 Roadway Rehabilitation
In 2021 the City will be resurfacing over 5 miles of roadway. Also included in this project is the resurfacing of three municipal parking lots or driveways. This project is expected to start in late April, and is expected to be completed by late September. Work in any particular area of the project will most likely not span this entire time, and an area-specific schedule will be posted as it becomes available. The roadways within this project will remain open to local traffic at all times, but may be closed to through traffic. Please see the map below for roadways and parking lots affected by this project.
2021 Roadway Maintenance
Throughout the year, the City performs regular maintenance on it's roadways. The Department of Public Works is responsible for small patching and pothole filling, and may be contacted at (262) 780-4609. As part of the City's annual roadway maintenance, the City will be crack sealing over 55 miles of roadway throughout the City. The contractor will provide advanced notice on the affected roadways 48 hours prior to their work. Please use caution while driving near the crews, and walking pets and children near the fresh crack sealant. The map below shows the roadways which will be crack sealed in the 2021 project.
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
MMSD Greenfield Park Force Main Rehabilitation
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) will be lining the existing force main along 124th Street, just west of Greenfield Park. A force main is a pressure pipe that conveys wastewater. The force main was built nearly 40 years ago and is in need of rehabilitation. Spot repairs at critical locations were completed in 2017; this project should extend the life of the pipe by 50 years.
For more information, please see: MMSD Greenfield Force Main Flyer