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April 12, 2018 - Michigan Street Track Work Continues

Beginning Tuesday, April 17, the following impacts on Michigan Street will take place:

  • No westbound traffic from Cass Street to Milwaukee Street.
  • Jackson Street will close to through traffic at Michigan Street during off peak hours (6AM to 3PM) during the week and fully close continually after 6PM Friday, April 20. Jackson Street will open back up to through traffic at Michigan Street early Monday, April 23.
  • Jefferson Street is anticipated to open up to through traffic at Michigan Street by Friday, April 20.

As crews finish track work west to east, westbound access will be restored with an anticipated time frame of three weeks. Smaller, future impacts may be required for work on the station platforms, sidewalks or overhead wiring.

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April 5, 2018 - Kilbourn Avenue and Broadway Track Work

Beginning next week as early as Monday, April 9 crews will begin work on the curved piece of rail at the intersection of Broadway and Kilbourn Avenue. is work is anticipated to last three weeks. Eastbound Kilbourn Avenue will be closed through Broadway along with through tra c on Broadway. Motorists should use Milwaukee Street and State Street to get around the closure.

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March 28, 2018 - Eastbound Michigan Street Closed at Milwaukee Street

Beginning Monday, April 2, crews will be completing the curved piece of rail at the intersection of Michigan Street and Milwaukee Street. This work is anticipated to last two weeks. There will be no northbound access on Milwaukee Street for one block between Clybourn Street and Michigan Street, no eastbound access on Michigan Street for one block between Milwaukee Street and Jefferson Street and no through traffic on Jefferson Street at Michigan Street. Motorists should use Broadway and Wisconsin Avenue to get around the closure.

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March 7, 2018 - Clybourn Street at Milwaukee Street and I-794 Exit Ramp Closure

Beginning Monday, March 12, Clybourn Street at Milwaukee Street will be closed to through traffic to complete track work. The I-794 West (northbound) exit ramp to Milwaukee Street will also close at this time to complete track work. These closures are anticipated to last two weeks. Motorists are advised to utilize the Lincoln Memorial Drive exit ramp to get around the closure.

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February 22, 2018 - Market Street Access

On Friday, February 23, motorists will need to access Market Street on westbound Wells Street from Broadway and exit Market Street to westbound Wells Street (See Stage 1 map).

Market Street northbound to Kilbourn Avenue will open on Saturday, February 24. Motorists should access Market Street on westbound Wells Street from Broadway and exit Market Street northbound to Kilbourn Avenue (See Stage 2 map).

 

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February 22, 2018 - Westbound St. Paul Avenue One Block Closure

Beginning Monday, February 26, westbound access on St. Paul Avenue between Plankinton and 2nd street will close to complete work in the median. This work is anticipated to last until early April. Motorists should utilize Clybourn Street to get around the closure.

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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February 14, 2018 - Kilbourn Avenue Track Work to Begin

Track work on Kilbourn Avenue will begin on Monday, February 19. There will be one lane of traffic westbound on Kilbourn Avenue from Jackson Street to Broadway. Motorists should use Wells Street or State Street to travel eastbound. Milwaukee Street is closed to through traffic at Kilbourn Avenue. This intersection closure is anticipated to last 3 more weeks. Motorists should use Jackson Street or Broadway to get around the closure.

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January 26, 2018 - Construction Resuming on Kilbourn Avenue

Construction on Kilbourn Avenue will resume next Monday, January 29, with utility work. Beginning Thursday, February 1, Milwaukee Street at Kilbourn Avenue will close to through trafic. Utility work will last approximately two weeks which will be followed immediately by track construction. More details about track construction to follow.

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January 8, 2018 - Track Work to Start on Bridge

Beginning Tuesday, January 9, St. Paul Avenue between Plankinton Avenue and Water Street will be one lane of trafic eastbound to finish track work over the bridge. This work is anticipated to last until early March. Motorists are advised to utilize Clybourn Street to get around the closure.

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December 21, 2017 - Pole Installation and Wire Pulling

Pole installation has begun along various streets on the Milwaukee Streetcar route. This operation is short term and does not impact traf c ow. Expect “no parking” signs near a pole foundation. As soon as the pole is set, crews will remove the sign. Up to 10 poles can be set in one day and there are 220 along the Phase 1 route.

Wire pulling follows pole installation and is one of the last operations of streetcar construction. There will be periodic parking restrictions and lane closures in intersections.

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December 8, 2017 - Michigan Street at Milwaukee Street Closure

Beginning Monday, December 11, Michigan Street at Milwaukee Street will be closed to through traffic to complete track work. This closure is anticipated to last approximately two weeks. Drivers will not be able to travel eastbound, westbound or southbound through the intersection, but northbound traffic will be open. Broadway has been opened to two way traffic and is a good alternate route. Wells Street, Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street are good alternate routes to Michigan Street. It’s okay to drive on the tracks!

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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November 10, 2017 - Water Street and St. Paul Avenue Intersection Closure

To accelerate track work, beginning Friday, November 10, at 8PM the intersection at Water Street and St. Paul Avenue will close for two days to complete guideway work. Crews will be working round the clock to complete this work. Motorists should utilize Milwaukee Street and Michigan Street to get around the closure. The intersection is anticipated to open on Monday, November 13th by 6AM.

The Historic Third Ward will offer free parking in the structure located at 212 N. Milwaukee Street from Saturday, November 11 at 6AM to 11:59PM on Sunday, November 12. The Milwaukee Public Market at the corner of E. St. Paul and N. Water Street also will have free parking during the same time frame.

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November 10, 2017 - Milwaukee Street Traffic Impact Between Clybourn Street and St. Paul Avenue

Beginning Tuesday, November 14, Milwaukee Street between St. Paul Avenue and Clybourn Street will be one lane of traffic northbound to complete the curved rail. At this time, Broadway south of Clybourn Street will be open to bi-directional traffic. This work is anticipated to last three weeks.

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November 10, 2017 - Southbound Traffic Restricted on North Van Buren Street

Beginning Monday, November 13, there will be no southbound through traffic on Van Buren Street at Ogden Avenue to complete track work. Motorists should utilize Jackson Street to travel south. This work is anticipated to last 5 days.

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November 3, 2017 - Track Work to Begin on Kilbourn Avenue

Beginning Monday, November 6, track work on Kilbourn Avenue will begin between Broadway and Jackson Street. One lane of traf c will be maintained in each direction and parking will be restricted. This work is anticipated to last through early winter.

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October 26, 2017 - Wisconsin Avenue Closed to Through Traffic at Milwaukee Street

Beginning Monday, October 30 track work will begin on Milwaukee Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Clybourn Street. The intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Milwaukee Street will close to through traffic. This intersection closure is anticpated to last two weeks. Broadway has been opened to two way traffic and is a good alternate route. It’s okay to drive on the tracks!

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October 13, 2017 - St. Paul Avenue Full Closure Between Water Street and Broadway

Beginning Monday, October 16, St. Paul Avenue, between Water Street and Broadway, will be fully closed to complete guideway work. This St. Paul Avenue closure is anticipated to last three weeks. Motorists should utilize Chicago Street or Michigan Sreet to get around the closure.

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October 12, 2017 - Mason Street Closed to Through Traffic at Milwaukee Street

To accelerate the work on Milwaukee Street, the Mason Street intersection will be closed beginning Thursday, October 12. Cars traveling south on Milwakee Street can continue traveling south through the intersection and cars traveling east on Mason Street from Broadway can turn left (south) onto Milwaukee Street. Wells Street will open to through traffic early next week.

Broadway has been opened to two way traffic and is a good alternate route. It’s okay to drive on the tracks!

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October 6, 2017 - Farwell Avenue Intersection Closed to Through Traffic at Ogden Avenue

Beginning Monday, October 9, crews will start work on the track at the intersection of Farwell Avenue and Ogden Avenue. There will be no through traf c at this intersection. Motorists traveling south will be detoured to Prospect Avenue. Prospect Avenue between Ogden Avenue and Juneau Avenue will be two-way traf c temporarily. This closure is anticipated to last 4 weeks.

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October 2, 2017 - Water Street One Lane in Each Direction

Beginning Monday, October 2, crews will begin track work in the Water Street and St. Paul Avenue intersection. There will be one lane of trafic in each direction on Water Street.

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September 22, 2017 - Wells Street at Milwaukee Street Intersection Closed to Through Traffic

Beginning Monday, September 25, the Wells Street intersection, at Milwaukee Street, will close to through traffic. This closure is anticipated to last 3 weeks.

Mason Street and Kilbourn Avenue will remain open and are a good alternate route.

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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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