HOWARD AVENUE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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  • OVERVIEW
  • SCHEDULE
  • COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS
  • YOUR FEEDBACK & COMMENTS
  • CONTACT US 

OVERVIEW

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation are planning to replace East/West Howard Avenue from South 6th Street to South Clement Avenue (1.3 miles). The scope of work includes removing and replacing deteriorated pavement, curb & gutter, driveway approaches and sidewalk. Pedestrian curb ramps will be built to meet ADA compliance, and we will consider enhancements to pedestrian and bike accommodations. Drainage structures, street lighting and traffic signals will also be upgraded.

GOALS

  • Upgrade pavement conditions
  • Better organize all modes of traffic
  • Manage driving speeds
  • Improve visibility for all users
  • Make travel safe and comfortable for everyone

FUNDING 

Estimated construction cost is $8.0 to $8.5 million dollars. Approximate construction cost breakdown: 

  • 80% cost covered by the State 
  • 20% cost covered by the City
FACTS 
  • East/West Howard Avenue is a Local Road, classified as a minor arterial from Clement to Howell, and a MAP 21 Principal arterial from Howell to 6th.
  • Average Daily Traffic Count: 12,200-22,800 vehicles
  • Posted speed: 30 mph
  • No existing bus routes
  • Roadway Width: 28-ft roadways

DOCUMENTS

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PROJECT SCHEDULE 

We are currently in the design phase through 2022. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2023.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works holds public involvement meetings to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area. 

Virtual Public Involvement Meeting #1 – October 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The purpose of the 1st public meeting is to introduce the project, and gather community experience to start design options.We want you to tell us: What is working and not working? What makes sense for your community? How do you get around your neighborhood and where are you going?

Registration to attend the meeting -  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/849805250172319244

Public Involvement Meeting #2 - Early Spring 2021
Purpose: Provide traffic data, and show feasible design options based on initial community feedback, and design work
We want you to tell us: How do the proposed designs work for you? Do the proposed designs capture what the community wants? Are we missing anything?

Pre-Construction Meeting - Early Spring 2023
Purpose: Outline construction schedule, staging details, and address concerns of expected impacts

 

Let us know where you see issues and opportunities for improvement on Howard Avenue! Your input will help shape how the road looks and will help identify solutions to make the street safer and more enjoyable for walking, bicycling, and driving. 

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PROJECT CONTACTS

Nicholas Goodwin, Project Manager
ngoodw@milwaukee.gov
414-286-0461

Megan O'Connor, Project Liaison
moconnor@milwaukee.gov
414-708-1433

 

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