Phase 1 · Project Awarded:
J&A Pohl, Inc.

Contact Information:
Kyle Vandercar, P.E.
City Engineer

414-762-2222, ext. 136 

Patrick Brever
Assistant City Administrator

Alternative Downtown Parking Locations:

Alternative Downtown Parking – Visual Map

  • 12th Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue
  • 11th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 10th Avenue and Madison Avenue (Behind TriCity National Bank)
  • South Milwaukee Public Library parking lot 

Project Updates: 

  • August 5th – Banner pole removal to begin.
    Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted for Monday, August 5th, until Noon on the north side of Milwaukee Avenue between 9th and 10th, and both sides of 7th to 9th, for banner pole removal.  
  • September 3rd – Light Pole Installation to begin.
    We-Energies will begin installing light poles the week of September 3rd to 6th. Banner pole footings will be removed in advance of the We-Energies work. Scheduling is subject to change, but lighting, traffic signals, and pavement repairs are on schedule to be done in 2019.
  • September 6th – No Parking northside of Milwaukee Ave for banner pole footing removal.
  • September 23rd – No Parking southside of Milwaukee Ave for concrete removal.
  • September 24th – No Parking signs will be skipping around over the next few days. One side of the street should always be available for parking.
  • October 7th – Lane Closure – Milwaukee Avenue Eastbound 9th to 10th, including south side parking lane will be closed and detoured.  The detour route will be Madison Avenue to 8th Avenue.  Anticipated time for closure will be 7-10 days.
  • October 8th – No Parking on the south side of Milwaukee Ave between 13th Ave and the railroad tracks for light pole removal and new base installation.


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Project Information

The City of South Milwaukee is moving ahead with a streetscaping project to enhance the look and feel of Milwaukee Avenue.  The work will transform our Main Street, with new sidewalks, street lighting, planters, bike racks, trees, traffic signals, benches, and other decorative features.  There will also be a limited amount of street repair, and the addition of bicycle lanes to create a spur of the Oak Leaf Trail through downtown.

Phase 1:

  • Removal of existing banner poles and footings.
  • WE Energies removal of existing lighting and installation of new conduit and lighting.
  • Install storm sewer and inlets at 9th & Milwaukee intersection.
  • Remove and replace area of designated curb and gutter, and install curb for new curb ramps, new curb on west side of 9th, south of Milwaukee Avenue. (Angle parking removed.)
  • Remove and replace areas of designated curb and concrete pavement.  Install new curb ramps at specified  intersections.
  • Install temporary traffic signals at 10th and Milwaukee intersection, remove existing traffic signal and install new equipment.
  • Modification of traffic signals at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue to 13th Avenue to remove and install new signal heads and poles (to replace banner poles).
  • Install pavement markings for new signals and crosswalks, and bike lane on each side.


Phase 2:
Phase 2 in 2020 will include:

  • Sidewalk and concrete replacement between back of curb and buildings with 4 ft. wide terrace area (2′ x 2′) picture frame concrete and 16″ paver band at street trees.
  • Structural soil, non-pressurized irrigation system (fill pipe), and street trees installed.
  • Install streetscaping amenities (planters, benches, bike racks)