Downtown Streets to Be Closed on Saturday for Holiday Parade and USS Milwaukee Commissioning
Milwaukee Police are advising 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.
The public should be aware of the following:
Starting at 6:00 AM 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 AM.
At 8:30 AM 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.