Mayor Barrett and city celebrate completion of ‘Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project’

July 30, 2020

Photo by Robert Bell

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (left) was joined by Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeff Polenske (center left); Department of City Development Director Layfayette Crump (center right); and Sherman Phoenix Director of Programing and Events Jan Anderson (right) to celebrate the completion of the “Fond du Lac Ave. Safety Project.”

The project was implemented due to a high number of fatal crashes and increased concerns about reckless driving. The plan revamped the sidewalks and medians around the busy three-black stretch of West Fond du Lac Ave., from North 36th to North 38th streets, to better control traffic and make pedestrians more visible to drivers.

The plan which started in April and finished around the end of June, provides safer access to the Sherman Phoenix, a collection of small businesses at 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave. The plan follows the city commitment to ‘Complete Streets,’ a policy Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signed into law in 2018.