Milwaukee County Bus Rapid Transit Project Updates

18 Aug 2022 7:32 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

The existing MCTS stop at 12th Street and Wisconsin Avenue will be converted to a state-of-the-art BRT platform stop.

Construction will continue on campus at least through the end of August for the east- and westbound bus stops at 12th and 16th streets and Wisconsin Avenue for the Milwaukee County Transit System’s new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service.

There will continue to be lane and pedestrian crosswalk closures as the work progresses — please pay attention to construction signage and plan for extra time if you travel these routes. A pedestrian route map is available online available online.

MCTS has provided the following updates:

  • Pedestrian access at the westbound stop at 12th Street is expected to be restored by Aug. 12.
  • The eastern crosswalk across Wisconsin Avenue at 12th Street will remain closed until construction on the eastbound stop is complete.
  • Construction on the eastbound stop at 10th Street and Wisconsin Avenue will be paused from Aug. 20 – 28 to accommodate Straz Tower move-in activity.

MCTS is fully funding and managing the project that will connect downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa. The two MCTS stops on campus will be converted to new state-of-the-art platform stops, which will help improve pedestrian rights-of-way and campus aesthetics. Additionally, the stops will feature lane bump-outs that will improve pedestrian safety by helping to mitigate speeding on Wisconsin Avenue. Additional bump-outs will be installed on Wisconsin Avenue at 14th and 15th streets.

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