City Breaks Ground on Milwaukee Expansion - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/2/05

City Breaks Ground on Milwaukee Expansion

Milwaukee Avenue could be the example future city leaders follow. Lubbock City Councilman Tom Martin says the expansion of Milwaukee has many firsts. It's the first major corridor to be built from scratch.

"Whether it's 34th, 50th, 82nd, University, Indiana, Quaker, Slide. We have always been the city builds two lanes in the center wait until adjacent land develops many years down the road for the rest of the road to be completed. Secondly, it will be the longest uninterrupted corridor taking Lubbock drivers from the North and South," says Tom Martin.

The intersection at Milwaukee and the Brownfield Highway has been started. This $17 million project will stretch four miles from 34th street to 93rd street. George McMahan was one of many land owners who pitched in four and a half million dollars of their own money to fund the project. McMahan says it was a great investment.

"I think you'll se the equivalent of a slide road only without the loop cutting in. It is the only traffic corridor in city that doesn't have a loop intersection," says George McMahan.

Construction crews anticipate the road be completed by early March of next year.

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