A presidential campaign visit and a Milwaukee Bucks game will be happening within a block of each other Tuesday night in downtown Milwaukee, leading to the city choosing to close numerous streets Tuesday.
Both President Donald Trump’s rally at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Bucks-New York Knicks game (coverage at 6 p.m. on WTMJ) will start at 7 p.m., leading to major traffic and parking challenges.
The city announced the following street closures between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday:
– West State Street between Old World Third Street and North James Lovell Road
– West Kilbourn Avenue between Old World Third Street and North Sixth Street
– North Vel R. Phillips Street between West Wells Street and 1034 North Vel R. Phillips Street
– North 6th Street between West Wells Street and West State Street. The space between West State Street and West McKinley Avenue will also be affected.
The city says that they will allow access at certain points to the parking lot on 6th and State. People will also be able to do drop-offs including Uber and Lyft at Phillips and West Highland Avenue. They have to enter from the east on Old World Third and Highland.
The city will allow parking lots to operate in the area, but no street parking is allowed at these locations:
– Highland from 3rd to 7th/Lovell
– 6th from Highland to Wells.
– McKinley from 3rd to 6th Streets.
Stacie Callies of Westown Association joined Wisconsin’s Morning News with more on what people heading downtown Tuesday night can expect.
“A bit of a dry-run for the DNC in July.”
Listen to the full interview below.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett also joined Wisconsin’s Morning News.
“Anytime we’ve got this much vitality and this much vibrant activity in the city, you’ve got to enjoy it.”
Much more in the player below.