Public meeting for I-794 Lakefront Gateway Project in Milwaukee County
Open house to focus on construction of ramps, local roadways and plan concepts
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southeast Region, in partnership with the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, is announcing a public involvement meeting to discuss the construction of the I-794 ramps and related local roadway improvements.
The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Miller Room at O’Donnell Park, 910 East Michigan Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The meeting will be an open house format allowing participants to view concepts and provide feedback on the following:
- 2016 construction schedule and staging
- I-794 ramps, Clybourn Street and Lincoln Memorial Drive
- 2017 construction
- Design concepts for Cass Street, Michigan Street and Art Museum Drive
- Gateway Plaza design competition
- Public viewing of designs in summer 2015 and judging in the fall
WisDOT and City of Milwaukee representatives will be available to discuss the project and familiarize participants with the plans and design alternatives. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions.
The Milwaukee Lakefront Gateway Project is a unique collaboration among the State of Wisconsin, the City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County to improve connections to the lakefront, downtown Milwaukee and the Historic Third Ward. It also has the potential to create new development opportunities while improving access and safety.
Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting WisDOT Project Manager Carolynn Gellings at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications System (dial 711).
Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Carolynn Gellings at 1001 W. St. Paul Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Additional information is available online at the project website: www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/seregion/794lakefront/index.htm
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