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Medians are coming to Milwaukee Street.

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A more boulevard like setting like Broadway, coming to Milwaukee Street.

Milwaukee Street will become a boulevard in the Third Ward




Photo Gallery Gallery: Update: Milwaukee St. in Third Ward

Milwaukee Street in the Third Ward is being transformed into a boulevard to make it more consistent with the rest of the neighborhood and help with traffic calming. The new boulevard will have one driving lane and one parking lane with landscaping in the middle.

The project, that runs from St. Paul Avenue to Menomonee Street, is scheduled to begin next week on Oct. 21. The project is estimated to be completed by Nov. 23.

The new boulevard will contain six landscaped medians with automated in-ground irrigation systems, and a variety of trees, shrubs and perennials located in all of the new median locations all surrounded by a concrete border. Ornamental fencing surrounding the beds will match what is already used on Broadway through the Third Ward.

Parking will be restricted on Milwaukee Street until the project is completed.







Talkbacks

littletinyfish | Oct. 16, 2013 at 9:34 a.m. (report)

Milwaukee Street is a main connector between the different sections of the Oak Leaf Trail. This either needs to calm traffic enough that cyclists feel comfortable enough to ride in the street without fear of retribution (doubtful), or it needs a bike lane. This seems like a strange misstep. Then again, the Third Ward has never been known for it's bike friendliness.

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