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Streetcar Construction to Begin this Fall

New details were released on the streetcar coming to Milwaukee.

Construction on the project is slated to start as early as this fall downtown.

Crews will start working on the multi-million dollar project after the city selected a company out of Omaha Nebraska to be the official contractor.

Kiewit Infrastructure will oversee all phases of the project.

According to the streetcar's website, includes installation of the rail, the overhead contact system and streetcar stops.

An official with the department of public works says you won't see any tracks laid down, due to the unpredictable weather.

However, he said they may start working on the maintenance facility which will be near the train station downtown.

The streetcar's route through the Third Ward is slated to start service in the fall of 2018 with the lakefront line extension launching service in 2019. 

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