WEST VLIET STREET
RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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OVERVIEW

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works and Wisconsin Department of Transportation are planning to reconstruct West Vliet Street from North 27th Street to North 12th Street (1.023 miles). The scope of work includes removing and replacing the existing pavement, curb & gutter, and driveway approaches with concrete. Sidewalks and curb ramps will be replaced to conform to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. Traffic signals and street lights will also be upgraded.

SCHEDULE

Construction is slated for 2023.

EXISTING CONDITIONS

The roadway surface was milled and filled with 2-inches of asphalt in the summer of 2019 to extend the life of the roadway until pavement replacement could occur. Beneath this surface layer, the roadway is severely deteriorated and settlement indicative of structural deficiencies in its lower layers has been noted. The roadway was last paved in 1986-87 with approximately 11 to 13.6-inch asphalt with additional base types, and the pavement base has now deteriorated beyond a fix. Pavement replacement is the economical solution.

  • West Vliet Street is a Local Road, classified as a minor arterial
  • Posted Speed: 30 MPH
  • MCTS Bus Route 33 travels along the project corridor
DESIGN PLANS

Parking will remain in the commercial areas of the corridor. The use of pedestrian bump-outs at the intersections may slightly reduce the total number of spaces. Parking between North 24th Street and North 17th Street will be eliminated as the roadway is narrowed. Bike lanes will remain as currently marked.

GOALS
  • Upgrade pavement conditions and traffic signals
  • Improve visibility for all users
  • Make travel safe and comfortable

FUNDING

Estimated cost is $9.0 million. Approximate breakdown:

  • $5.76 million covered by Federal funding (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law)
  • $3.24 million covered by the City

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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. 

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

Public Involvement Meeting – September 29, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Open House Meeting at Martin Luther King Center, 1531 W. Vliet Street

The purpose of the public invovlement meeting was to introduce the project, show feasible design options, and gather community experience. 

PROJECT CONTACTS

Greg Hafeman, WisDOT Local Program Project Manager
greg.hafeman@dot.wi.gov
262-548-8677

Darius Wright, HNTB Project Manager
dwright@HNTB.com
414-410-6842

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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