Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Celebrates Completion of Wauwatosa’s Most Complete Street
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) recently celebrated the end of construction on 87th Street – now the City of Wauwatosa’s most complete street. The roadway has undergone construction to transform into a street easily navigated by pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars alike, and it now has dedicated spaces for each of these modes of transportation to easily and safely operate in.
To mark this milestone, City of Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride joined leaders from MRMC and its member organizations – including Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Research Institute for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the intersection of Connell Avenue and 87th Street.
Construction on 87th Street, between Watertown Plank Road and Wisconsin Avenue, was supported by a team of contractors and subcontractors, including Graef, Payne & Dolan, Cotter Consulting and WE Energies.
“I thank MRMC for partnering with Wauwatosa in our years-long effort to promote environmental sustainability and ensure mobility for everyone,” said Mayor McBride. “Infrastructure improvements on the medical center campus decrease traffic congestion, improve connections in our community, and increase access for those who don’t come to the campus by car.”
About Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC):
The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a nonprofit consortium of health care institutions whose faculty and staff provide a full range of health and wellness services to the residents of Wisconsin. MRMC’s institutions, including Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Research Institute, are regional destinations for quality adult and pediatric care, life-saving research and world-class education.
MRMC is the region’s only academic medical center. The campus is home to a Level I Adult Trauma Center at a nationally ranked academic medical center, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at a nationally recognized children’s hospital and a medical college that is the largest research center in the Milwaukee metropolitan area and the second-largest in Wisconsin.