Transportation projects often disrupt a busy main street in a business district. The economic impact can be devastating! In Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, business owners were informed their sales could drop between 33-70 percent during the State Street Streetscape project that began last spring in 2016. And guess what? There are still major traffic and parking disruptions this summer that no doubt have had a major negative impact on foot traffic.
In your work as a transportation services provider, you know local businesses in the work zone can’t do “business as usual.” They need your help! Your guidance goes beyond working on project design, preparing bid and contract documents, and working with the contractor.