The first step will be taken to get the Union Pacific Railroad to fix its crossing on Greenfield Avenue at about 66th Street that got so bad this winter that West Allis had to step in and make emergency repairs.
Drivers encountered holes up to six-inches deep.
The West Allis Common Council will press the railroad for repairs under state statutes allowing communities to require crossings to be fixed.
"In all likelihood we'll be successful," said Public Works Director Michael Lewis.
It took the city more than year to get the Union Pacific to fix a crossing at National Avenue, he said. The railroad put in a patch, not concrete as ordered by the Office of the Railroads Commissioner, Lewis said.
Ultimately, the railroad used concrete to make repairs.
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!
- In Brief: July 24, 2014 issue
- Gov. Scott Walker visits West Allis emphasizing job growth
- West Allis considering sidealk improvements for businesses, but wants shop owners to carry insurance
- National Night Out party set for July 21
- 'Worst of worst' converted to homes
- West Allis-West Milwaukee School District makes use of former Heritage Christian School building; La
- Pawn America's operations under review in West Allis
- West Allis officials denied liquor license to downtown business
- West Allis, Greenfield hit hard by Monday storm
- Greenfield police report June 23 to June 29