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Dec 20, 2021

Dettmer named interim DPW commissioner

Milwaukee Water Works Superintendent Karen Dettmer has taken over as interim commissioner of the city's Department of Public Works.

Feb 17, 2017

Milwaukee streetcar contractor expects to begin laying tracks in April

Officials behind the $124 million streetcar project in downtown Milwaukee said they will be ready to start laying down track in just a couple of months.

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.

Mar 16, 2015

Milwaukee looking for water main, roads repair coordination

Work on Milwaukee's water-main lines often comes at the expense of the city's roads, which are not normally paved according to a schedule that has been coordinated with the repairs.

Feb 16, 2015

Milwaukee seeking bids for rehab of Becher bridge

Milwaukee's Department of Public Works is seeking bids for the rehabilitation of the West Becher Street Bridge over the Kinnickinnic River.

Jul 9, 2014

Milwaukee moves forward on multimillion dollar stormwater project

A city of Milwaukee committee gave the initial green light Wednesday to a joint project with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage Commission to mitigate flooding along the 30th Street Corridor.

May 21, 2014

SBE requirement increased for water plant roof project

A Milwaukee Water Works roofing project bid request has been amended again, bumping the small-business enterprise requirement back up to its original 20 percent.

May 21, 2014

Milwaukee emergency water main repairs could top $760K

Milwaukee will spend an estimated $760,000 to repair water main breaks after a leaky pipe forced the city to close one of its two treatment plants.

Apr 9, 2014

Milwaukee panel OKs hiring 25 workers to fill potholes

A Milwaukee panel gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a proposal to use federal money to hire 25 people to help fill city potholes.

Apr 7, 2014

Milwaukee trying to bridge money gap

Increased competition for state grants has forced the city of Milwaukee to pay more for bridge projects.

Feb 19, 2014

Milwaukee solar plan faces hurdles

Potential costs and organizational hurdles could overshadow a Milwaukee effort to generate electricity to power streetlights and traffic controls.

Feb 5, 2014

Long winter brings salt shortage, steeper prices

As piles of snow grow taller during this seemingly endless winter, the mounds of salt for spreading on the nation's icy, slushy roads are shrinking, forcing communities to ration supplies or try exotic new ice-melting substances.


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