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The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is partnering with Milwaukee County Parks and others to remove the concrete lining and restore the Kinnickinnic River to a natural stream in Pulaski Park. The project will reduce neighborhood flooding and improve public safety by slowing down the river in the park.
Additional park improvements will be done in conjunction with this project, including a new pedestrian bridge over the river, a new playground, a basketball court, a futsal court, and improved trails and river overlooks throughout the park. Many of these new park features are completed and open to the public! Please enjoy but try to stay off the straw matted areas to allow the new grass to grow.
Beginning July 29, 2019, the Cleveland Ave bridge over the Kinnickinnic river will be closed to through traffic as the river is widened and new trails are constructed under the bridge. Cleveland Ave is scheduled to reopened on December 20, 2019. All work is weather dependent and subject to change. Pulaski Pool and the pool parking lot will remain open during this road closure.
Pulaski Pool parking lot will remain open and assessible from S. 16th Street.
Vehicular traffic will be re-routed to W. Oklahoma Ave from S. 16th Street and S. 20th Street.
W. CLEVELAND AVE CLOSED: July 29 – Dec. 20, 2019
CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE: Ongoing – April 2020
CONTRACTOR: C.W. Purpero, Inc.
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT COST: $9.9 Million
Milwaukee County Parks
City of Milwaukee
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
PATRICK ELLIOTT: (414) 272-5100
Pulaski Park June 2019
A flood management plan is underway to capture and store 40 million gallons of stormwater to reduce the risk of flooding when storms roll over the area.
Learn more about the various solutions MMSD is working on to reduce flooding of the Kinnickinnic River.
Greenseams® helps prevent future flooding and water pollution while supporting and protecting MMSD's structural flood management projects - infrastructure investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Greenseams® is an innovative flood management program that permanently protects key lands containing water absorbing soils.