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Department of Public Works

Jun 28, 2023

Milwaukee residents debate pedestrian-friendly plans for Brady Street amid reckless driving concerns

Brady Street BID, GRAEF and The Kubala Washatko Architects released a study displaying four options to make Brady Street more pedestrian friendly.

Couture Streetcar
Apr 28, 2023

Milwaukee Hop streetcar route extends as Couture work gains momentum

Construction for Milwaukee's streetcar continued as the Couture nears completion.

Jul 19, 2018

Public works director leaves Milwaukee for new post in New Orleans

Milwaukee Public Works Commissioner Ghassan Korban will retire at the end of August after three decades in city government, officials announced on Wednesday.

Dec 11, 2017

Cooler decorated with KKK sticker, Confederate Flag stirs further outrage (UPDATE)

The owner of a cooler decorated with a Ku Klux Klan logo and Confederate flag spotted recently on a public job site in Milwaukee has been fired by his employer. Officials […]

Apr 22, 2016

Milwaukee wants infrastructure spending bump in capital budget

Contractors may be able to expect even more work on Milwaukee’s bridges and streets in the near future, if the preliminary capital-budget requests made by individual departments are any sign.

Apr 6, 2015

Milwaukee procuring streetcars for transit project

Milwaukee is seeking contractors to supply streetcars for the city's recently approved downtown streetcar project.

Jun 19, 2013

Milwaukee mulls end of pipe partnership

The possible termination of Milwaukee’s no-bid contract with a pipe warranty company also could renew a debate over whether the city should trade its logo for royalties.

Jun 12, 2013

Riley to build public works building in Whitefish Bay

A Kenosha construction company will build the village of Whitefish Bay’s new Department of Public Works building.

Jul 24, 2012

Public works employee killed on highway job identified

A public works employee killed on the job in Walworth County has been identified.

Mar 1, 2012

Milwaukee’s Highland Pedestrian Bridge reopens

The Highland Pedestrian Bridge in Milwaukee has re-opened to pedestrian traffic for the first time since Feb. 15.

Feb 23, 2012

Milwaukee’s Highland Pedestrian Bridge closed until March 5

The Highland Pedestrian Bridge in Milwaukee remains closed to pedestrians.

Feb 17, 2012

No-bid contracts attract scrutiny

The repeated renewal of no-bid contracts for two retired Milwaukee assessors has raised a call to audit the city's sole-source records.


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