Wilson Street/S. Hamilton St

Last Updated: 06/28/2018

Project Update:

West Wilson Street (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard - South Hamilton Street) is open to one lane of through traffic.

Hamilton St is open

Curb and gutter and sidewalk should be completed this week and paving is scheduled for July 2.

Starting on Friday, June 29 at 9:00 a.m., R.G. Huston will close right turns from Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard onto West Wilson Street. The closure is needed to replace the concrete within the intersection.

Traffic on Wilson Street will not be impacted by the work—vehicles will still be able to make the right turn onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and will still be able to proceed straight through the Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard intersection.

The right turn closure will continue through the weekend, until Monday, July 2 at 7:00 a.m.

Metro Transit will have detours for this closure:


Project Description:

This project will involve the replacement of pavement, city utilities, curb and gutter, and sidewalk on West Wilson Street from Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. to South Henry Street.

Project Schedule:

March 12 - July 6 2018

Public Information Meetings:

Counter-flow Test

At the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Commission meeting on Tuesday, April 25, it was decided that the City would not proceed with a test of the counter-flow bike lane on Wilson St. There will no longer be a discussion of the test at the Board of Public Works meeting on May 3.


Proposed Project Approval

The City will be presenting a proposed plan to the Board of Public Works on Wednesday, May 17 at 4:30 PM. This proposed plan will include reconstructing W. Wilson St. at a 40 ft. width (same as existing). Following the project, W. Wilson St. will have the existing lane configuration (2 travel lanes and 2 parking lanes), but the proposed street width will maintain flexibility for potential future bike accommodations.


The project proposal will also go to the Common Council for final approval on Tuesday, June 6.

PIM #2 03/20/2017
A second Public Information Meeting was held on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 PM in Room 351 of the City-County Building. The notice that was sent to owners, residents, and businesses for this meeting can be found here as well as the presentation and plans presented at the meeting: 
PIM Number 2 Notice
Wilson Street Alternative 1
Wilson Street Alternative 2
Wilson Street Alternative 3

PIM #1 02/21/2017
A Public Information Meeting was held on Tuesday February 21, 2017.  The presentation and plans can be found below.  At this meeting, the project was presented with a proposed widened sidewalk on the south side while maintaining the existing travel and parking lanes.