West Allis construction to affect local businesses

Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 14:22:30-05

Starting Monday, you may notice some road closures throughout the downtown area in West Allis. These road closures will be a little challenging for businesses.

The construction will concentrate around a six-block stretch from W. Greenfield Ave between 70th and 76th St. Drivers will be detoured to W. National Ave.

West Allis mayor Dan Devine tells TODAY'S TMJ4 the roads will be closed on until March 30th.

"This headache is going to be a lot smaller headache than if the road were to buckle or collapse," said Devine.

He says the city has to make an emergency underground repair to the sewer system. Our cameras caught city workers already prepping.

Adam Purcell, co-owner of Aggies Bakery says this news comes at tough time because Easter is right around the corner which is a busy time for them.

"We're going to do the best we can, we know it's not going to be pretty," Purcell said. "Logistically, it's going to be hard to come here."

Side streets and parking on the side streets will still be available and even with that customers like Kristy-Kehoe-Leider say she'll still support local businesses.

"It's going to be a mess I think for everyone around here," said Kehoe-Leider.

Mayor Devine says the main work of the project will be around 72nd and 73rd and Greenfield.

To help businesses, the city says they'll get some additional signage up to remind families that local businesses will still be open.