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Milwaukee Intermodal Station Train Passenger Concourse reconstruction - Purpose

What is the purpose of this project?

The new train passenger concourse will replace the rapidly deteriorating train shed, which is currently unwelcoming to rail passengers arriving to and departing from Milwaukee. The new structure will resemble the architectural design of the Intermodal Station, built in 2007. The project involves removal of the existing train shed and construction of a new structure designed for American for Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The new structure will clear span 121 feet, be 400 feet long, and 56 feet from ground level to top of roof. It will include a partial mezzanine spanning five tracks and three boarding platforms, stairways, escalators, elevators, ventilation systems, lighting, hearing loop technology, and signage. The foundation will be a combination of reusing existing pile footings and new piles. There is an existing tunnel that will be rehabilitated by removal and reconstruction of its roof. All construction will be staged to accommodate passenger and freight traffic through the site. The roof system will be a fabricated 3-D tubular truss spanning 121 feet spaced at 25 feet with sky lights between trusses.


SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
Crystal DuPont, crystal.dupont@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: January 21, 2014

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