Milwaukee Street will become a boulevard in the Third Ward
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.
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.
1 comment about this article.
Post a comment / write a review.
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.