Milwaukee Avenue Streetscaping Project

Milwaukee Avenue Streetscaping Project

Project Information

The City of South Milwaukee is moving ahead with a streetscaping project to enhance the look and feel of Milwaukee Avenue. The work will transform our Main Street with: 

  • Benches
  • Bike Racks
  • New Sidewalks
  • Planters
  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic Signals
  • Trees
  • Other Decorative Features

There will also be a limited amount of street repair, and the addition of bicycle lanes to create a spur of the Oak Leaf Trail through downtown.

Phase 1

  • Removal of existing banner poles and footings.
  • WE Energies removal of existing lighting and installation of new conduit and lighting.
  • Install storm sewer and inlets at 9th and Milwaukee intersection.
  • Remove and replace area of designated curb and gutter, and install curb for new curb ramps, new curb on west side of 9th, south of Milwaukee Avenue. (Angle parking removed.)
  • Remove and replace areas of designated curb and concrete pavement. Install new curb ramps at specified intersections.
  • Install temporary traffic signals at 10th and Milwaukee intersection, remove existing traffic signal and install new equipment.
  • Modification of traffic signals at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue to 13th Avenue to remove and install new signal heads and poles (to replace banner poles).
  • Install pavement markings for new signals and crosswalks, and bike lane on each side.

Phase 2

Phase 2 in 2020 will include:

  • Sidewalk and concrete replacement between back of curb and buildings with 4 feet wide terrace area (2 feet by 2 feet) picture frame concrete and 16 inch paver band at street trees.
  • Structural soil, non-pressurized irrigation system (fill pipe), and street trees installed.
  • Install streetscaping amenities (planters, benches, bike racks)

Project Awarded

  • Phase 1 Project Awarded: J&A Pohl, Inc.
  • Phase II Project Awarded: EK Construction, LLC

Alternative Downtown Parking Locations

  • Alternative Downtown Parking - Visual Map
  • 12th Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 10th Avenue and Madison Avenue (Behind TriCity National Bank)
  • South Milwaukee Public Library parking lot