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Paving Set to Begin on Drexel Avenue Project

Drexel Avenue between 13th and 27th streets is closed as crews work to expand the road to four lanes.

Paving will begin soon in the Drexel Avenue reconstruction project, City Engineer Mike Simmons said in an update on the city's website.

The westbound lanes will be paved starting in the next week or so, Simmons said, before work shifts to the eastbound lanes. The contractor has finished installing the storm sewer and two of the three large box culverts, Simmons said.

Work also continues on the Drexel Interchange. Grading and storm sewer installation are nearing completion and the center pier for the overpass bridge has been completed.

Drexel is closed to through traffic between 13th and 27th streets and is not expected to reopen until the end of November. The contractor, Super Western, and the city's on-site construction representative have made controlling traffic and dust a priority so residents living in the area can safely travel through the construction, Simmons said.

Read more on the city of Oak Creek website.

The Drexel Avenue expansion project began in February. Plans call for the road to be widened to four lanes and include a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the north side, on-street bicycle accommodations, street lighting, additional turn lanes at 27th Street and stoplight modifications.

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