City of Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works

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Traffic Signal Outage Scheduled: West Capitol Drive/West Fond du Lac Avenue/North 51st Boulevard Intersection
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Traffic Signal Outage Scheduled: West Capitol Drive/West Fond du Lac Avenue/North 51st Boulevard Intersection

Work scheduled for Saturday, November 18, weather permitting

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: Intersection of East St. Paul Avenue and N. Water Street to Close Temporarily
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Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: Intersection of East St. Paul Avenue and N. Water Street to Close Temporarily

Intersection to close Friday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13

North 60th Street High Impact Paving Project: West Vliet to West Center Streets
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North 60th Street High Impact Paving Project: West Vliet to West Center Streets

Removal of the roadway will take place on October 26, 27, and 28, 2017.

Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2017
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Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2017

DPW collects leaves, brush and yard waste separately from garbage and composts it, which conserves natural resources while saving the City money.

West Lincoln Avenue Near Miller Park Way to Close For Canadian Pacific Railroad Track Repairs
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West Lincoln Avenue Near Miller Park Way to Close For Canadian Pacific Railroad Track Repairs

City’s Tow Lot and Drop-Off Center on W. Lincoln both open during repairs - October 2-6, 2017

Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital – Traffic and Parking Patterns to Change
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Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital – Traffic and Parking Patterns to Change

Annual run/walk to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017

East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (morning only) Friday, August 4, 2017
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East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (morning only) Friday, August 4, 2017

If inclement weather on August 2, the circle will close on August 3

High Impact Paving Project: East Oklahoma Avenue – South Kinnickinnic Avenue to South Superior Street
High Impact Paving Project: North Water Street – East Kilbourn Avenue to North Van Buren Street
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High Impact Paving Project: North Water Street – East Kilbourn Avenue to North Van Buren Street

Project to close segments of North Water Street over three days for repaving

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction on Target to Meet Residential Preference Program, DBE Goals
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Milwaukee Streetcar Construction on Target to Meet Residential Preference Program, DBE Goals

First Report Shows Solid Employment of City Residents, Contracting With Minority Construction Firms

East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Monday, July 17 & Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Monday, July 17 & Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wednesday, July 19 a possible “flex” day should inclement weather delay DPW work

Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for Storm the Bastille Run/Walk
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Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for Storm the Bastille Run/Walk

Enforcement begins Thursday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m.

South 1st Street Bascule Bridge Over the Kinnickinnic River to Close for Rehabilitation
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South 1st Street Bascule Bridge Over the Kinnickinnic River to Close for Rehabilitation

Project will begin July 10, 2017 and conclude in November 2018, weather permitting

Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: West St. Paul Avenue to Open in Both Directions Temporarily
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Milwaukee Streetcar Construction Progress: West St. Paul Avenue to Open in Both Directions Temporarily

Track construction continues with limited access on N. Broadway, and roadway preparation/lane closures on N. Jackson St.

East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Monday, June 26, 2017
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East North Avenue at the North Point Water Tower Circle to Close: Monday, June 26, 2017

Traffic patterns will return to normal on Tuesday, June 27 unless weather conditions on Monday force a postponement of DPW work.

South Kinnickinnic Avenue Closure: Thursday, June 1 & Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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South Kinnickinnic Avenue Closure: Thursday, June 1 & Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The traveling public is advised to add extra travel time and follow detours entering and leaving the Bay View neighborhood and business district.

Water Street Bridge to Close May 1 – 26, 2017
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Water Street Bridge to Close May 1 – 26, 2017

The bridge will re-open by end of day on Friday, May 26 – weather permitting.

2017 Neighborhood Cleanup Box Program
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2017 Neighborhood Cleanup Box Program

Neighborhood groups are encouraged to use these containers to clean up and beautify their communities.

Winter Parking Regulations Lifted Early
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Winter Parking Regulations Lifted Early

Regulations no longer in effect as of February 20, 2017

Department of Public Works Services for the November 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
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Department of Public Works Services for the November 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

No parking meter enforcement on Thursday, November 24.

City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes Complete Installation of 10 New Bike Share Stations
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City of Milwaukee and Bublr Bikes Complete Installation of 10 New Bike Share Stations

Expansion continues into more Milwaukee neighborhoods

Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently
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Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently

Parking Structure at North 4th Street & West Highland Avenue to Close Permanently

Two Downtown Street Closures – October 4 and 5, 2016
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Two Downtown Street Closures – October 4 and 5, 2016

Each street to close for one day for repaving

West Juneau Avenue – North 4th to North 6th Streets – to Close  Beginning Monday, September 26, 2016
Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for  Storm the Bastille Run/Walk
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Temporary No Parking Downtown & Historic Third Ward for Storm the Bastille Run/Walk

Enforcement begins Thursday, July 14 at 5:00 p.m.

City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Service Hours Extended on Saturdays
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City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Service Hours Extended on Saturdays

Extended Saturday hours begin June 25, 2016

South First Street Bridge to Close for Maintenance June 20-28, 2016
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South First Street Bridge to Close for Maintenance June 20-28, 2016

Bridge to re-open by opening of Summerfest on June 29

Celebrate Wisconsin Bike Week with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderpersons, the Wisconsin Bike Fed, and Bublr Bikes
Water Street Bridge to Close Briefly for Maintenance on Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Water Street Bridge to Close Briefly for Maintenance on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Water Street/South 1st Street and the bridge to close from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

West Lloyd Street Project Begins April 25, 2016
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West Lloyd Street Project Begins April 25, 2016

Project from N. 60th St. to W. Lisbon Ave. expected to be completed by October 2016, weather permitting

The Milwaukee Streetcar Project: City of Milwaukee Issues Request For Proposals for Construction Manager/General Contractor
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The Milwaukee Streetcar Project: City of Milwaukee Issues Request For Proposals for Construction Manager/General Contractor

Proposals due June 1, with selection slated for late June

Bublr Bikes Network Proposed to Grow in 2016
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Bublr Bikes Network Proposed to Grow in 2016

Public comment encouraged and accepted through March 4, 2016 on proposed station sites

Additional Hours of Operation at the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Begin Sunday, December 13, 2015
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Additional Hours of Operation at the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot Begin Sunday, December 13, 2015

Tow lot now open on Sunday mornings

Department of Public Works Services for the November 26-29 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
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Department of Public Works Services for the November 26-29 Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Some Department of Public Works (DPW) services will be available for limited hours of operation and certain parking restrictions will be lifted.

Rake Your Leaves into the Street by November 22, 2015
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Rake Your Leaves into the Street by November 22, 2015

A reminder that City of Milwaukee residents have until Sunday, November 22, 2015 to rake their leaves into the curb lanes for pick-up by the Department of Public Works

Traffic Changes Downtown for Nov. 10 GOP Debate
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Traffic Changes Downtown for Nov. 10 GOP Debate

Milwaukee Police are partnering with the Department of Public Works and other local stakeholders to inform the public of traffic and pedestrian impacts due to the GOP debate.

Traffic to be affected Sunday by Milwaukee Running Festival – Marathon & Half Marathon
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Traffic to be affected Sunday by Milwaukee Running Festival – Marathon & Half Marathon

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced traffic and parking changes for a city-wide marathon and half-marathon on Sunday, November 1, 2015. Both races begin at 7:00 a.m. at the Summerfest Grounds.

Re-Paving Project at the Intersection of West Forest Home Avenue/South 43rd Street/West Oklahoma Avenue
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Re-Paving Project at the Intersection of West Forest Home Avenue/South 43rd Street/West Oklahoma Avenue

Partial & full closures on October 16 and 17, 2015, weather permitting

City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations
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City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations

New installations in October to more than double existing number of stations

Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2015
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Rake Your Leaves into the Street Beginning October 1, 2015

City of Milwaukee residents may start raking leaves into the curb lanes starting Thursday, October 1

Public Information Meeting Set for West Vliet Street Construction Project
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Public Information Meeting Set for West Vliet Street Construction Project

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) will host a public information meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency
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The City of Milwaukee Declares a Snow Emergency

City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Commissioner of Public Works Ghassan Korban has declared a snow emergency effective from 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 27 until 5:00 A.M. Thursday, February 28 to facilitate effective curb-to-curb plowing on main arterials. During a snow emergency: Night parking regulations go into effect from 11 PM to 6 AM […]