The South Howell Avenue reconstruction project is anticipated to be completed, with all traffic control removed, on Friday, July 19, 2019.


The project consists of reconstructing South Howell Avenue from East Grange to East Layton avenues with concrete pavement, new curbs, gutters, sidewalks and driveway approaches. The roadway width will be widened from the two current 34-foot roadways separated by a 26-foot median, to two 39-foot roadways separated by a 22-foot median. Once completed, the roadway will accommodate a 5-foot bicycle lane in each direction.


The City of Milwaukee works to minimize impact for businesses, residents and the traveling public during construction.

Traffic: Traffic on South Howell Avenue will be moved to one side of the street to provide a single lane of traffic moving in each direction.

  • Stage 1: The east side of South Howell Avenue from East Layton to East Grange avenues will be closed for construction. Motorists will travel on the west side of the street.
  • Stage 2: The west side of South Howell Avenue from East Layton to East Grange avenues will be closed for construction. Motorists will travel on the east side of the street.

Driveway Access: City staff and the contractor will work to minimize the amount of time any driveway access is restricted and will notify property owners 48 hours in advance of any driveway work.

Pedestrian Access: Pedestrian access will be maintained to abutting properties and businesses during construction with the least amount of inconvenience. Short-term disruptions will occur when sidewalks are being removed and rebuilt. 

Bus Route: #55 and the GreenLine will remain in operation of their regular routes. Route #80 will detour to/from the Airport Spur via Grange Ave. to S. 6th St. Passengers may encounter delays. 

Parking: On-street parking is not allowed. 

Construction Hours: Work is allowed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


John Kanzenbach Project Manager, WisDOT [email protected] 262-548-6467
Mark Klipstein Project Leader, WSP Consultant [email protected] 262-665-8430
Tony Kotecki Construction Supervisor [email protected] 414-708-3886
Megan O'Connor Business Liaison [email protected] 414-708-1433



Start Date: July 16, 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: December 2018
*All work is weather dependent and subject to change

Project Overview-Printable version

Construction Update
November 2018
October 2018

September 2018

Public Involvement Meeting
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works held a public involvement meeting to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area. 

October 14, 2014
Tippecanoe Library
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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