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‘Improve safety and comfort:’ Rolling closures on Hawley Road begin early Thursday

MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) was set to begin installation of the Hawley Road Complete Streets Project on Thursday, Aug. 15. Due to forecasted rain on Friday and Saturday, the work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning by 3 a.m.

Officials said the work would be conducted under rolling closures — closing and reopening the street block-by-block. Rolling closures help the project move more quickly, as crews are not interrupted by live traffic, and it ensures residents and other local traffic will always have access to and from their properties, according to the DPW.

Rolling closures on Hawley Road

DPW officials said they anticipated the rolling closures to consist of the following:

  • Valley Forge to Wells
  • Wells to Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin to Michigan
  • Notre Dame to Vliet
  • The Hawley Road Viaduct

In an effort to minimize any impacts to traffic, the order of these closures may change depending on time of day and how quickly work progresses. The installation work was anticipated to be completed Thursday, but could extend into Friday if necessary, officials said.

Rolling closures on Hawley Road

Rolling closures on Hawley Road

All work is weather dependent and subject to change, officials said.

The Hawley Road Complete Streets Project will improve safety and comfort for people walking, biking, and driving on Hawley Road between Wisconsin Avenue and Vliet Street by reducing the number of travel lanes, improving pedestrian crosswalks, and installing protected bike lanes over the viaduct.

For for information on the project, CLICK HERE.

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