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September 18, 2017 - Map of Work Zones

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September 15, 2017 - Milwaukee Street Track Work

Beginning Monday, September 18, track work will begin on Milwaukee Street between Kilbourn Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. There will be one lane of traffic southbound between Kilbourn Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Pedestrian access will be maintained and there will be no parking on Milwaukee Street between Kilbourn Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue. Wells Street and Mason Street intersections will be periodically closed. This work is anticipated to last 6-8 weeks.

Broadway has been opened to two way traffic and is a good alternate route.

Be assured that we always work hard to minimize the impact of these events, but, if you have a concern do not hesitate to contact us. The project team appreciates your patience during this period of construction in your area.

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September 14, 2017 - Plankinton Avenue Intersection Closure at St. Paul Avenue

Beginning Monday, September 18, crews will be performing track work at the intersection of St. Paul Avenue and Plankinton Avenue. Northbound access at St. Paul Avenue on Plankinton will be closed. This closure is anticipated to last approximately 10 days. Motorists are advised to utilize Water Street as a detour.

Be assured that we always work hard to minimize the impact of these events, but, if you have a concern do not hesitate to contact us. The project team appreciates your patience during this period of construction in your area.

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September 7, 2017 - One Block Closure of Broadway in the Third Ward

Beginning Monday, September 11 crews will begin track work on Broadway and St. Paul Avenue. Broadway will be closed to through traffic from St. Paul Avenue to Clybourn Street allowing local access only. This closure is anticipated to last approximately 10 weeks. St. Paul Avenue will be one way eastbound from Water Street to Milwaukee Street. Sidewalks will be periodically closed, pedestrians will have access on either the northern or southern sidewalks.

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September 1, 2017 - Third Ward Construction

THE MILWAUKEE STREETCAR IS MAKING ITS WAY TO THE THIRD WARD!

After Labor Day, crews will be beginning work in the Third Ward on E. St. Paul Avenue, Broadway and Milwaukee Street for the Milwaukee Streetcar. The rst phase is the Overhead Contact System (OCS) foundation and sewer work. This phase is immediately followed by construction of the tracks. Broadway will be closed north of St. Paul Avenue to Clybourn Street. St. Paul Avenue will be one way eastbound from Broadway to Milwaukee Street. Sidewalks will be periodically closed, pedestrians will have access on either the northern or southern sidewalks.

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September 1, 2017 - Jackson Street Traffic Change

Beginning Tuesday, September 5, crews will begin working on the northbound tracks between Kilbourn Avenue and Juneau Avenue. There will be one lane of traffic southbound between Juneau Avenue and Kilbourn Avenue. There will be one lane of traffic northbound from Juneau Avenue to Ogden Avenue.

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August 17, 2017 - Mason St. and Broadway Intersection/Wells St. and Broadway Intersection

Mason Street and Broadway Intersection is Open!

As part of the Milwaukee Streetcar project,work along Broadway is progressing. Beginning Thursday, August 17, the intersection at Wells Street and Broadway, will close to eastbound and westbound traffic. This closure is anticipated to last approximately two weeks. We plan on fully closing the intersection for a short period of time in the future. We will send an update with those dates when they are scheduled. Local access to driveways and parking structures will be maintained. Motorists are advised to utilize Kilbourn Avenue, Mason Street, Michigan Street, or Clybourn Street as an alternate route.

Be assured that we always work hard to minimize the impact of these events, but, if you have a concern do not hesitate to contact us. The project team appreciates your patience during this period of construction in your area.

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August 16, 2017 - The intersection of Juneau Avenue and Jackson Street is OPEN!


July 31, 2017 - The intersection of Clybourn Street and Broadway opened as planned and on schedule!


July 19, 2017 - No Left Turns at the Intersection of Milwaukee Street and Wisconsin Avenue

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, there will be utility work in the middle of the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Wisconsin Avenue. This work will prohibit left hand turns, however through traffic will remain open. This work is anticipated to last four weeks. Motorists are advised to utilize neighboring intersections. There will be other utility work along Milwaukee Street as work progresses.

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July 13, 2017 - Clybourn Street and Broadway Intersection Two Week Closure

Beginning Monday, July 17, the intersection of Broadway and Clybourn Street will fully close. This closure is anticipated to last two weeks. As a detour, motorists should turn right (north) on Milwaukee Street, left (west) on Michigan Street, left (south) on Water Street then right (west) on Clybourn Street. The intersection of Michigan Street and Broadway will be open at this time. Eastbound traffic on Clybourn Street will remain open to the I-794 East (southbound) entrance ramp. Westbound I-794 traffic are advised to utilize the Jackson Street entrance ramp. WE Energies will have some work on Clybourn Street, between Lincoln Memorial Drive and Van Buren Street.

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July 13, 2017 - Track Work Starts on Ogden Avenue

Beginning Monday, July 17, crews will start track work on Ogden Avenue. This work is anticipated to last approximately three months. During this time, Ogden Avenue will become a one-way eastbound roadway, between Jackson Street and Prospect Avenue. Motorists are advised to utilize Lyon Street or Juneau Avenue to travel westbound. Pedestrian access will be maintained on at least one side of Ogden Avenue at all times. Traffic will remain open on Van Buren Street, Astor Street, Farwell Avenue and Prospect Avenue.

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July 6, 2017 - Through Traffic on Michigan Avenue at Broadway to Close Monday July 10

As part of the Milwaukee Streetcar project, work along Broadway is progressing. Beginning Monday, July 10, through traffic along Michigan Street, at Broadway, will close. Motorists traveling along eastbound Michigan Street will still be able to turn right (south) on Broadway during this time. This closure is anticipated to last approximately one week. Local access to driveways and parking structures will be maintained. Motorists are advised to utilize Kilbourn Avenue, Wells Street, Wisconsin Avenue, or Clybourn Street as an alternate route. Be advised, there is utility work on Milwaukee Street.

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June 28, 2017 - West Saint Paul Avenue Opens for Summerfest!

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June 26, 2017 - Wisconsin Avenue and Broadway Intersection

The intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Broadway is now open to through traffic!


June 16, 2017 - Construction for the streetcar’s tracks on Jackson Street will start mid-June 2017.

Construction for the streetcar’s tracks on Jackson Street will start mid-June 2017. This work is scheduled to last approximately three months. The southbound tracks will be installed first. This will require southbound traffic to be detoured. One northbound lane will remain open to traffic. The work in front of Metro Market will last three to four weeks.

Once the southbound tracks are completed, crews will switch sides and construct the northbound track. A single lane southbound will be maintained; northbound traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last approximately three months. The work in front of Metro Market will last three to four weeks.

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June 2, 2017 - Work along Broadway is progressing.

As part of the Milwaukee Streetcar project, work along Broadway is progressing. Beginning Tuesday, June 20, through traffic along Wisconsin Avenue,
at Broadway, will close. Motorists traveling along eastbound Wisconsin Avenue will still be able to turn right (south) on Broadway during this time.
This closure is anticipated to last approximately six days. Through traffic at the intersection of Mason Street and Broadway will remain closed. Local
access to driveways and parking structures will be maintained. Motorists are advised to utilize Kilbourn Avenue, Wells Street, Michigan Street, or Clybourn Street as an alternate route. Be advised, there is utility work on Milwaukee Street. Be assured that we always work hard to minimize
the impact of these events, but, if you have a concern do not hesitate to contact us. The project team appreciates your patience during this period
of construction in your area.

*All work is weather dependent and subject to change

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Read Construction-related Q&A.

This preliminary map is a planning tool being used by the project team to talk with stakeholders along the route about the draft timeline for construction. Adjustments and changes will be made based on community input, materials procurement, construction schedule shifts, weather and numerous other factors.

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