The Department of Public Works has created many partnerships with local business support organizations. Resources are listed in the Support for Business Guidebook and on the SFB website.
Your liaison can provide hard copies of program materials upon request. Additionally, the Milwaukee Public Library offers computer classes in most of its branches. Call Ready Reference at 286-3011 to register or you can register online at www.mpl.org.
Both sides of the street are required to provide safe and open access for construction equipment movement.
The liaison, along with DPW staff, will redirect traffic with signage to the parking lot. In some cases staff will work to try to establish parking alternatives.
Infrastructure Services Division develops and maintains a database of all work needed in the city. Each year, proposed projects are selected based on condition and available funding. Once funding is approved by the Common Council, Infrastructure Services will coordinate with the pertinent agencies to alert them of the project.
When a paving project is proposed, a public hearing is scheduled to get input from property owners. Prior to the hearing, many aldermen will conduct a survey or host meetings to determine if there is support for the project. Once a project is approved, an assessment cost is assigned to each adjacent property owner.
If denied, the projects may be scheduled in 5-6 years. If approved, the projects are then grouped into a contract, based on the type of work and location of the projects.
Once a project is approved, Infrastructure Services Division staff utilizes construction guidelines to determine the length of the project. The completion date is always shared with the public. From time to time, there may be unforeseen problems during construction. These could be soil contamination, underground obstructions, increased scope of work or replacements not discovered until work begins. Most often the completion date is met.