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WEST OKLAHOMA AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The existing concrete pavement with asphalt overlay within the West Oklahoma Avenue project corridor, South 49th Street to South 60th Street, was originally constructed in 1955 and last improved in 1987. The project consists of reconstructing the roadway with concrete pavement and expanding the width of both eastbound and westbound roadways from 34 to 36 feet. When completed, the roadway will provide two driving lanes, a bicycle lane and a parking lane in each direction. 

PROJECT FEATURES
-Full reconstruction of the concrete pavement; new curbs, sidewalks and driveway approaches
-Upgrade storm sewer catch basins
-Replacement of traffic signals and street lighting
-Bio-swales added in medians to help reduce runoff and improve storm water quality
-3 new landscaped signature beds
-Trees planted along the street border

PROJECT BENEFITS
-Enhances safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists
-Improves the overall operation of the roadway

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 West Oklahoma Avenue will be moved to one side of the street to provide a single lane of traffic moving in each direction. Motorists will not be allowed to turn onto, or from, West Oklahoma Avenue through the work zone.

  • Stage 1: The north side of West Oklahoma Avenue from South 49th Street to South 60th Street will be closed for construction. Motorists will travel on the south side of the street. 
  • Stage 2: The south side of West Oklahoma Avenue from South 49th Street to South 60th Street will be closed for construction. Motorists will travel on the north side of the street.

 -South 60th and South 51st streets will remain open to traffic during both stages. 

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

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:  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. 

Bus Routes: #64 will continue its regular route and #51 will remain in operation
-53rd St. bus stop will not be in service in both directions during construction.
-48th St. bus stop will be re-located to 47th St. during construction. 

Construction Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


PROJECT CONTACTS 

Roger Reed Construction Supervisor rreed@milwaukee.gov 414-708-5108
Margarito Rodriguez Project Inspector mrodrig@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1086
Megan O'Connor  Support for Business Liaison  moconnor@milwaukee.gov 414-708-1433

 

Start Date: May 7, 2018
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018
*All work is weather dependent and subject to change


Project Overview-Printable version

Public Involvement Meetings
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works held a public involvement meeting during the preliminary engineering process to receive input and share project details with residents and businesses located in the project area. 

June 30, 2016
St. Gregory the Great Church
3160 South 63rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53219
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.