WEST NATIONAL AVENUE
REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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**NEW We hope you can take some time to post comments, suggestions, and ideas on the interactive corridor map at https://engagemke.com/national-avenue.

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 

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 was to introduce the project, and gather community experience to start design options.

Public Involvement Meeting #2  - Two In-Person Meeting Options and Recording Available 
Purpose: Show feasible design options based on initial community feedback

  • Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, 1818 West National Avenue

     
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Bradley Technology and Trade School, 700 South 4th Street

     
  • If you are unable to attend the in-person meetings, watch a recording of the presentation at engagemke.com/national-avenue, which will be available by September 16th. 

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

Public Involvement Meeting #4 - TBD
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. 

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Christine Hanna WisDOT Project Manager [email protected]
Reem Shahin WisDOT Project Development Supervisor [email protected]
David Tapia City of Milwaukee (DPW) Project Manager [email protected]
Megan O'Connor City of Milwaukee (DPW) Support for Business Liaison [email protected]
Jose Perez City of Milwaukee Alderman, District 12 [email protected]
Maribel Murillo City of Milwaukee Legislative Assistant to Alderman Perez [email protected]
JoCasta Zamarripa City of Milwaukee Alderwoman, District 8 [email protected]
Patricia Doherty City of Milwaukee Legislative Assistant to Alderwoman Zamarripa [email protected]
Kyle Gast City of Milwaukee (DCD) Senior Planner [email protected]
Caroline Gomez-Tom Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Director of Patient and Community Engagement [email protected]
Dr. Patricia Torres Nájera Clarke Square Neighborhood Interim Executive Director [email protected]
Jorge Franco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO [email protected]
Celia Benton VIA CDC Economic Development Director [email protected]
Karen Higgins Milwaukee Christian Center Executive Director [email protected]
Juan Ruiz United Community Center CFO & COO [email protected]
Angélica Sánchez Mora Urban Ecology Center Branch Manager [email protected]
Brad Rutter Safe & Sound District 2 Community Organizer [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to share a new engagement platform tool for the National Avenue Pavement Replacement project. We hope you can take some time to post comments, suggestions, and ideas on the interactive corridor map at https://engagemke.com/national-avenue

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.

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PROJECT CONTACTS

For questions or concerns, feel free to email the project team at [email protected]

Christine Hanna, WisDOT Project Manager
414-750-1555

David Tapia, Project Manager
414-286-2453

 

 

 

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