People seem to love freshly paved roads. And just like Water Street's summer tune up, Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee got a full refresh this past weekend.
Ghassan Korban, commissioner of public works, told me this via email on Sunday, "We just paved Broadway between Clybourn and Kilbourn over the weekend. This was done as part of the high impact paving much like we did Water Street earlier this summer. In light of all traffic congestion Downtown has seen due to various projects this season, we felt that it was best to perform this work during the weekend while traffic is significantly lighter. Additionally the same work would have taken 4-5 days had we done it during the week."
Downtown is definitely taking on many new looks and refreshes. The streetcar tracks have already proven to create density and development, the new arena grows daily and as I recently mentioned, the city has also repaved two other major Downtown streets this year: Chicago Street in the Historic Third Ward and Harbor Drive along the Summerfest grounds.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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