South Milwaukee plans streetscaping enhancements for Milwaukee Avenue

Work expected to start in August

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:55 am

The South Milwaukee Common Council this week approved a $1.8 million streetscaping improvement plan for Milwaukee Avenue.

The plan consists of upgrades including new LED lighting, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, traffic signals, benches, planters, and 74 trees along the avenue.

The project, designed by Milwaukee-based engineering firm GRAEF, is expected to begin in August and be finished by the end of the year.

“The approval of the plan and the decision to go to bids is a significant and exciting step as we continue our work to revitalize Milwaukee Avenue and bring new life to our city center,” said South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks. “The streetscaping plan itself is a winner. It makes the most of limited funds to combine functionality and aesthetics to make a real improvement on four blocks of our main street.”

The city will now advertise for contractors for the project.

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