WEST NATIONAL AVENUE
REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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  • OVERVIEW
  • SCHEDULE
  • COMMUNITY MEETINGS
  • SURVEY, FEEDBACK & COMMENTS
  • CONTACT US 

OVERVIEW

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are planning to replace West National Avenue from South 39th Street to South 1st Street (2.6 miles). West National Avenue is an urban 4-lane, undivided principal arterial and connecting highway STH 59. 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. Drainage structures, street lighting and traffic signals will also be upgraded.

GOALS

  • Replace deteriorated pavement 
  • Improve safety for all users
  • Improve speed limit compliance
  • Decrease crash rates and crash severity

FACTS

  • STH 59 is an Oversize/Overweight (OSOW) Truck Route
  • STH 59 is a MAP-21 NHS Principal Arterial
FUNDING

Estimated construction cost $20 to $25 million. 

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PROJECT SCHEDULE

We are currently in the preliminary design phase. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2026 and 2027.

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 – November 18 and November 19, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The purpose of the 1st public meeting is to introduce the project, and gather community experience to start design options.

To attend this meeting, please register - 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1525728924594583568

If you prefer to call in, dial 1(914) 614-3221 and enter access code 287-668-891

Public Involvement Meeting #2 - May 2021
Purpose: Show feasible design options based on initial community feedback

Public Involvement Meeting #3 - November 2021
Purpose: Present preferred alternative design and any feasible remaining options to obtain final feedback

Public Involvement Meeting #4 - May 2024
Purpose: Present preliminary plans, construction staging plans, access changes to obtain feedback on potential construction concerns


STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

We created a stakeholder advisory committee made up of local elected officials, representatives from city departments and neighborhood organizations to help ensure community members are involved throughout the enitre process and contribute toward the project. 

Contact Representing Title Email
Christine Hanna WisDOT Project Manager Christine.Hanna@dot.wi.gov
Reem Shahin WisDOT Project Development Supervisor Reem.Shahin@dot.wi.gov
David Tapia City of Milwaukee (DPW) Project Manager DTAPIA@milwaukee.gov
Megan O'Connor City of Milwaukee (DPW) Support for Business Liaison moconnor@milwaukee.gov
Jose Perez City of Milwaukee Alderman, District 12 JoseG.Perez@milwaukee.gov
Maribel Murillo City of Milwaukee Legislative Assistant to Alderman Perez Maribel.Murillo@milwaukee.gov
JoCasta Zamarripa City of Milwaukee Alderwoman, District 8 JoCasta.Zamarripa@milwaukee.gov
Patricia Doherty City of Milwaukee Legislative Assistant to Alderwoman Zamarripa pdoher@milwaukee.gov
Kyle Gast City of Milwaukee (DCD) Senior Planner Kyle.Gast@milwaukee.gov
Caroline Gomez-Tom Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Director of Patient and Community Engagement caroline.gomez-tom@sschc.org
Dr. Patricia Torres Nájera Clarke Square Neighborhood Interim Executive Director patricia@clarkesquare.org
Jorge Franco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO jorge@hccw.org
Celia Benton VIA CDC Economic Development Director celia@viacdc.org
Karen Higgins Milwaukee Christian Center Executive Director khiggins@mccwi.org
Juan Ruiz United Community Center CFO & COO juan@unitedcc.org
Angélica Sánchez Mora Urban Ecology Center Branch Manager asanchez@urbanecologycenter.org
Brad Rutter Safe & Sound District 2 Community Organizer brad@safesound.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DOCUMENTS

The City of Milwaukee wants your help to set the vision for the new National Avenue from South 39th Street to South 1st Street. The goal is to work with partners, residents, and businesses to create a plan that will improve the health and safety of the community, create a sustainable corridor that reflects the unique neighborhoods it runs through, and encourage walking, biking and taking transit. Please help us understand your experience while visiting and traveling along National Avenue, and what you would like to see improved by completing this short survey.

Survey in English - https://nationalavenue.questionpro.com

Encuesta en Español - https://avenidanacional.questionpro.com

Other comments or feedback? 

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PROJECT CONTACTS

Christine Hanna, WisDOT Project Manager
christine.hanna@dot.wi.gov
414-750-1555

David Tapia, Project Manager
dtapia@milwaukee.gov
414-286-2453

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

 

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Survey in English - https://nationalavenue.questionpro.com

Encuesta en Español - https://avenidanacional.questionpro.com

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