Trees will come down this week along 90th Street in Wauwatosa as the city prepares to install new sewer pipes for the Meinecke Avenue neighborhood flood mitigation project.
Preliminary estimates by the city's Parks and Forestry Department called for removing 59 and relocating 22 of 250 trees in the project area. Those numbers look to be correct so far, Public Works Director Bill Porter said today.
The city forester is looking into the structural condition and health of the trees they hope to save.
"One of the elms we were going to save came down with Dutch elm disease, so now that one has to go," Porter said. "So the one we were going to remove across the street will stay. It's an ongoing process."
Tree trimmings have been donated to the Milwaukee County Zoo to provide food to giraffes, moose, camels and elephants.
Work has started on building the outfall along the Menomonee River. Sewer and water main installation are under way, Porter said.
The county has asked that all work planned for the parkway be completed in the early phase of the project so that the road doesn't have to be shut down more than once, Porter said.
A construction hotline is (414) 479-8987 or go online to Wauwatosa.net/Meinecke.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Wellness fair promotes healthy lifestyle among Wilson Elementary students
- In Our Schools: March 6
- Police Report: March 6
- Change aims for user-friendly government
- Ask NOW: When will North Avenue traffic signals be improved?
- Common Council reconsiders smartphone stipend
- Audit exposes weaknesses in school district's special ed program
- City's private/public agency dies quietly
- City Administrator Archambo gets 3-year deal that will take him to $150,000