Update on County’s Wisconsin Avenue construction ahead of move-in

Construction will continue on Wisconsin Avenue at least through the end of August for the Milwaukee County Transit System’s new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service. Pedestrian and vehicular safety and campus access are main priorities for the university during the BRT construction phase.

While the construction will not directly interfere with residence hall move-in activities, some lane and crosswalk closures are likely to affect commute times. Marquette asks families to plan accordingly to help ensure safety, and we thank everyone for their patience. All students, families, faculty and staff are asked to please pay attention to construction signage and plan for extra time during move-in.

MCTS will halt construction on the eastbound stop at 10th Street and Wisconsin Avenue from Aug. 20 – 28 to accommodate Straz Tower move-in activity.

MCTS aims to have most sidewalks and crosswalks reopened by Friday, Aug. 26, in time for the first day of classes.

A pedestrian route map is available online available online.

About the MCTS BRT project

MCTS is fully funding and managing the project that will connect downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa. The two MCTS stops on campus will be converted to new state-of-the-art platform stops, which will help improve pedestrian rights-of-way and campus aesthetics. Additionally, the stops will feature lane bump-outs that will improve pedestrian safety by helping to mitigate speeding on Wisconsin Avenue. Additional bump-outs will be installed on Wisconsin Avenue at 14th and 15th streets.