Construction News: Improving Highway 32

We’re making significant investments in two key stretches of Highway 32.

First, Marquette Avenue underneath the railroad trestle will reopen later this week, reestablishing a valuable east-west connection for the city.

The finished product will include a new roadway and sidewalk, in addition to upgrades made to the bridge abutment (the reason behind the project). The sidewalk may remain closed for several weeks until a new handrail is fabricated and installed.

Then, in mid-June, construction will begin on the stretch of Highway 32 (North Chicago Avenue), from the Oak Creek bridge north to Pine Street.

The South Milwaukee City Council awarded the nearly $800,000 contract to LaLonde Contractors earlier this month, with funding coming from the city’s general fund, sewer enterprise funds, and the stormwater utility, without special assessments to property owners (except for driveway approaches or service walks).

Work will be done in stages and includes improvements to sanitary sewer, water main, laterals and pavement reconstruction. Construction won’t be completed until mid-October.

More details to come soon.

I appreciate your continued patience with both of these projects, as we look to continue to make investments to address our city’s aging infrastructure.

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10 responses to “Construction News: Improving Highway 32

  1. Maria Wittliff

    Thanks for the update Erik. Do you know when they are finally going to widen Pennsylvania between Rawson and Drexel? There is way too much traffic for one lane each way.

    • I agree this needs to be addressed, and we have started those conversations with Oak Creek. It’s a very complex project that will likely bring with it a significant price tag — but it’s an investment we need to make, especially as Oak Creek continues to develop.

  2. Linda Tomczyk

    As much as it maybe an inconvenience we are happy to see that the city is being taking care of the roads.

  3. Jilan Leschke

    Can you clarify that second road project. I can’t figure out which Oak Creek Parkway bridge you’re talking about that connects with Pine Ave?

    On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 8:08 AM, South Milwaukee Blog wrote:

    > Erik Brooks posted: “We’re making significant investments in two key > stretches of Highway 32. First, Marquette Avenue underneath the railroad > trestle will reopen later this week, reestablishing a valuable east-west > connection for the city. The finished product will incl” >

  4. Patricia Gensemer

    I hope something can be done with Oak Creek Parkway going east from the rail road bridge to South Chicago Ave. before someone breaks an axel!

  5. Update: Chicago Avenue construction is expected to start around July 5. More to come.

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