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The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are planning to replace the South 70th Street bridge over the Hank Aaron State Trail and Canadian Pacific Railroad in 2023. The scope of work consists of replacing the 82 year old bridge structure, sidewalk and deteriorated roadway approaches, and resurfacing the intersection of West Dickinson Street. The existing bridge is 110 feet long, 69 feet wide with a 54 foot roadway. There are no proposed changes to these dimensions. About18,100 motorists travel over the bridge per day.
During construction, the roadway will be closed to allow the new structure to be constructed all at once. This will also provide equipment and materials to be stored in the work zone. We anticipate the Hank Aaron State Trail to remain open for most of the construction.
Estimated cost is $2.5 to 3 million dollars. State aid will fund 80% of the construction costs and the City of Milwaukee will pay 20%. We do not anticipate assessments to property owners at this time.
We are currently in the preliminary design phase. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2023.
COMMUNITY MEETINGS & DOCUMENTS
A traditional Public Information Meeting was not be held due to the potential health risks associated with COVID-19. Surrounding property owners were notified of the project through a mailing with the opportunity to complete a comment form.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and comments!