The Oak Creek Common Council has approved a contract with Strand Associates, Inc. for $399,070 for the design work. Construction is planned to start in 2014 and finish in 2015.
The new street will go from the intersection of Highways 100 and 32 across vacant land to the intersection of Ryan Road and Fifth Avenue.
City officials see the project as one of the first steps in improving access to the Oak Creek lakefront.
The new road will give drivers coming from I-94 a straight shot to the lakefront.
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