MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) recently celebrated the end of construction on 87th Street – now the City of Wauwatosa’s most complete street. The roadway has undergone construction to transform into a street easily navigated by pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars alike, and it now has dedicated spaces for each of these modes of transportation to easily and safely operate in.
To mark this milestone, City of Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride joined leaders from MRMC and its member organizations – including Children’s Wisconsin, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Blood Research Institute for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the intersection of Connell Avenue and 87th Street.
“The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and its member organizations all work toward one common goal: supporting health and wellness for our community and our region,” said Bob Simi, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. “In order to achieve that goal for all in our community, we have worked – in partnership with the City of Wauwatosa – to improve campus infrastructure and increase accessibility to campus via all modes of transportation. This new roadway better connects campus to the rest of Wauwatosa and beyond and will provide safe means of traveling across campus for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as drivers and riders.”
Construction on 87th Street, between Watertown Plank Road and Wisconsin Avenue, was supported by a team of contractors and subcontractors, including Graef, Payne & Dolan, Cotter Consulting and WE Energies.
“I thank MRMC for partnering with Wauwatosa in our years-long effort to promote environmental sustainability and ensure mobility for everyone,” said Mayor McBride. “Infrastructure improvements on the medical center campus decrease traffic congestion, improve connections in our community, and increase access for those who don’t come to the campus by car.”