Monday, November 5, 2012
Pennsylvania Avenue between Rawson and College avenues, closed since July, will reopen as a four-lane street with improved sidewalks and street lighting.
A widened Pennsylvania Avenue between College and Rawson will open in time for the Wednesday morning commute, Oak Creek officials say. The contractor working on the project is in the final stages and has committed to finish its work by the end of Tuesday, according to an e-mail to city officials. The street has been closed since June as crews expand the street to four lanes. It will also have improved street lighting and sidewalks. Work on improvements for pedestrians at the intersection of Rawson and Pennsylvania will likely continue into December, but it is expected to cause only minor inconveniences for drivers. South Milwaukee Blog first reported the reopening. Construction was scheduled to finish in October, but weather pushed back …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
According to a report, the street will not open by late October as expected.
Pennsylvania Avenue, which has been closed between College and Rawson avenues, will fully reopen by Nov. 9, according to South Milwaukee Blog. The blog notes the reopening date was pushed back due to recent weather delays and extra work needed to lay new asphalt. Officials had previously said the street would reopen in mid or late October. Crews are widening the street to four lanes and also adding sidewalks and improved street lighting. The road has been closed since late June.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Work continues on expanding Pennsylvania and Drexel avenues, the city's two big road construction projects for 2012.
Oak Creek's two major road projects for 2012 are both on schedule, City Engineer Mike Simmons told aldermen Tuesday. Drexel Avenue, which has been closed between 13th and 27th streets since mid-February, is on track to finish by early to mid-November. Crews are expanding the street to four lanes and connecting it with the new Drexel Interchange, which is also under construction and scheduled to finish about the same time. Pennsylvania Avenue, meanwhile, is slated to be completed by middle or late October. The street has been closed between College and Rawson avenues since late June so that it, too, can be expanded to four lanes. Asphalt was scheduled to go in Wednesday and continue through this week, Simmons said.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Crews working in the construction zone on Pennsylvania Avenue hit a gas main Wednesday, according to a report.
Six residents who live near the construction zone on Pennsylvania Avenue were evacuated Wednesday after workers hit a gas main, according to South Milwaukee Blog. They were allowed back in their homes after We Energies arrived and stopped the leak, according to the report. Click here for the full report. Pennsylvania Avenue/Nicholson Road between College and Rawson has been closed to traffic since early July as crews expand the street to four lanes. Construction is expected to finish by early October.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Road between College and Rawson avenues will be widened to four lanes, and feature accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians and improved street lighting.
The reconstruction of Pennsylvania Avenue between Rawson and College will begin in earnest June 26. That's when crews will commence construction on expanding that stretch of Pennsylvania to four lanes. Plans also call for accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians and improved street lighting. The road will be closed while construction is ongoing, city Design Engineer Matt Sullivan said. Work is expected to continue through the fall. Over the next week, signage will be put up to inform motorists of the impending work road work, Sullivan added. The road is being widened in part to help alleviate traffic congestion, which can get especially heavy during the rush hour. The state Department of Transportation is paying 80 percent of the …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Plan for roundabout would also be moved up to this year, under plan.
The deadline to begin construction on a mail-processing center at the corner of Pennsylvania and College would be extended two years under a proposed memorandum of understanding. Under the terms of an ordinance approved in 2008, the United States Postal Service has to start construction on public and private improvements by Dec. 8, 2011. But with the USPS suffering huge financial losses and possibly closing post offices across the country, that deadline won't be met. According to a report to council members, the USPS has ceased all capital expenditures for new construction projects throughout the country. The Oak Creek Common Council on Tuesday will discuss a proposal to move the start date to Dec. 8, 2013. Tuesday's meeting is only one …