SOUTH HOWELL AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Completion of Stage 1-reconstruction of the northbound lanes on S. Howell Ave. and the northeast quadrant of E. Layton Ave. and S. Howell Ave.:
-Completed utility adjustments in the roadway
-Installed storm sewer manholes, inlets and pipes
-Finished underground electrical conduit and concrete base installation
-Poured concrete roadway pavement, driveway approaches and sidewalk
Begin the reconstruction of the southbound lanes on S. Howell Ave. and the intersection of W. Layton Ave. and S. Howell Ave.
-Switch north and southbound traffic, with one lane in each direction, onto the newly constructed roadway during the week of October 8th, weather permitting
-Start removing existing southbound pavement
-Recycle existing concrete and asphalt pavement
-Start placing storm sewer manholes, inlets and pipes
-Begin excavation and place base course
-On-street parking is restricted
-Access to businesses, residences, and other properties will remain open
-Allow extra travel time due to lane closures and traffic delays
-All work is weather dependent and subject to change
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.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING CONSTRUCTION
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.