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Mineral St Overpass Project is in the final stages of design. A final public meeting will be held late in 2023. Check back to this page this fall for information about the public meeting.
This project is the third to be constructed as part of the Green Highways initiative. The project will address pollution from highway runoff. A variety of green infrastructure practices could be included such as stormwater trees, rain gardens or bioswales, native plantings, and porous pavement surfacing materials.
Pollution from the Interstate Highway I-94 flows untreated into a branch of the Milwaukee River. The highway also passes over the Walkers Point neighborhood and the National Ave. business district. The long stretch of unused land under the overpass is visually unappealing and invites unwanted behavior. The Mineral and 6th St. Overpass Project will address both of these concerns.
The project has three main sections: the overpass between National Avenue. and W. Virginia Street, the area of the on and off ramps between W. Walker and W. Washington Streets, and a smaller area at W. Washington and S. 5th Streets.
Key neighborhood stakeholders and amenities border the project area. These include Arts @ Large, St. Patrick’s Congregation, the United Community Center, Walker Square Park and Playground, Acosta Middle School, Bruce Guadalupe Community, and Bruce Guadalupe Middle School.
Design – 2023
Construction – 2024
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Learn about the completed Green Highways Initiative's Marquette Interchange Project.
Learn about the Green Highways Initiative's Becher Street Overpass Project.
Green infrastructure captures, absorbs or stores rain and melting snow, taking on numerous shapes and sizes from 55-gallon rain barrels to trees and porous pavers for parking lots, driveways and sidewalks. You can see green roofs on buildings or bioswales along city streets.