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SOUTH 60TH STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE-AUGUST 

The next stage of operations will begin with setting up the new traffic control pattern as early as August 8th. During this stage, the east side (northbound lanes, including service drives) of South 60th Street from West Morgan Avenue to West Kinnickinnic River Parkway will be closed. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the newly constructed roadway.

Stage 2 work will begin with the contractor removing pavement and replacing the storm sewer inlets. The contractor will start working at W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy. and work south toward W. Morgan Ave. Residents may continue to use their driveways until pavement is removed. Pavement removal is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of August 12th. Driveway approaches will be removed in conjunction with pavement removal. Residents will receive a notice a minimum of 48 hours in advance of pavement removal. 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The reconstruction project of South 60th Street between West Morgan Avenue to West Kinnickinnic River Parkway will consist of removing the deteriorated pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement, curbs & gutters, and driveway approaches. In addition, service drives will be reconstructed with modified access. All sidewalk and pedestrian curb ramps will be rebuilt. New street lighting and traffic signals will be installed throughout the project and storm sewers will be upgraded where necessary. Once completed, South 60th Street will provide a two-lane divided roadway with bike lanes and parking. 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION

To minimize how construction will impact residents, businesses, and the traveling public, the project will be divided into three major stages:

Stage 1: The west side (southbound lanes, including service drives) of South 60th Street from West Morgan Avenue to West Kinnickinnic River Parkway will be closed. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the east side (northbound lanes) of the roadway.

Stage 2: The east side (northbound lanes, including service drives) of South 60th Street from West Morgan Avenue to West Kinnickinnic River Parkway will be closed. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on the newly constructed roadway.

Stage 3: Segments of both northbound and southbound lanes of South 60th Street from West Morgan Avenue to West Kinnickinnic River Parkway will be closed to complete remaining pedestrian curb ramps on the west side of South 60th Street (southbound traffic lanes) and median work. 

Pedestrian Access: Short-term disruptions will occur when sidewalk is being removed and rebuilt. Temporary pedestrian accommodations will be provided and the contractor will work with property owners to minimize impact. 

Driveway Access: Service drives and residential driveway access will be restricted in the work zone. Temporary overnight parking permit instructions will be provided to those affected. Project staff will notify property owners 48 hours in advance when any driveway is being removed and rebuilt.

Bus Route: #64 will remain in service throughout construction. At the start of construction, several stops will be permanently discontinued: SB 60th and Montana, and SB & NB 60th and Holt. Temporary bus stops will be provided in areas where the existing bus stops are located in the work zone. Milwaukee County Transit will install temporary bus stop signs as necessary. 

Parking: On-street parking will not be allowed during construction. 

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


PROJECT CONTACTS 
Roger Reed Construction Supervisor rreed@milwaukee.gov 414-708-5108
Megan O'Connor Support for Business Liaison moconnor@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1433

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Start: Late March 2019
Completion: November 2019
*All work is weather dependent and subject to change

Project Overview

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

June 28, 2017
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
3722 South 58th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53220
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

August 24, 2017
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
3722 South 58th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53220
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.