Reconstruction of S. 2nd Street Starts Today
2010 appears to be the summer of road construction, more so than any summer in recent memory anyhow. The S. 2nd Street project, which was approved in December 2009 by the Common Council despite Alderman Joe Dudzik’s last minute attempt to derail the project, officially gets going today.
This isn’t simply another street repair project. Members from the Historic Walker’s Point Association, neighborhood residents, and property owners pushed the City of Milwaukee to fundamentally change the character of the street from an automobile sewer into a pedestrian paradise.
Although this project by itself doesn’t guarantee the creation of a vibrant district it does put some of the required pieces in place, and certainly it is a win for the residents of Walker’s Point, local business, and the built environment of the City of Milwaukee.