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.