Downtown Milwaukee Streets to Close for Holiday parade, USS Milwaukee Commissioning

Milwaukee Police are partnering with the Department of Public Works and other local stakeholders to inform the public of traffic impacts due to the City of Milwaukee Holiday Parade and USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony, both of which are being held on Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

The public should be aware of the following:

Starting at 6:00 a.m. the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

Prospect Avenue from State Street to Wisconsin Avenue

Wisconsin Avenue from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue

Mason Street from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue

Wells Street from Van Buren Street to Prospect Avenue

War Memorial Bridge from Prospect Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Drive

These areas will reopen by 11:00 a.m.  

At 8:30 a.m. the following street will be closed due to the parade route:

Kilbourn Avenue from Prospect Avenue to 4th Street

Old World Third Street from Kilbourn Avenue to Wisconsin Avenue

2nd Street from Wells Street to Michigan Street

4th Street from Kilbourn Avenue to Michigan Street

Wells Street from 6th to 3rd Street

Wisconsin from 6th Street to Plankinton Avenue

This area will open by noon but may open earlier as the last unit in the parade passes by. 

USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony Traffic

Tickets for this event were distributed prior to the day of the Commissioning Ceremony.  Only those with a ticket will be permitted to enter the grounds.    A free shuttle bus will be available from designated parking locations to the Commissioning Ceremony.  The public should expect traffic congestion on Lincoln Memorial Drive from Lagoon Drive to Michigan Street starting at 10:00 a.m.  Those attending the ceremony are encouraged to exit 794 eastbound at the Jackson and Van Buren Street exit and travel east on Michigan Street for parking. 

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