Important update regarding effect on MCW/MRMC of Zoo Interchange reconstruction project
This memo is from John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and Chief Executive Officer; Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, Executive Vice President and Dean of the Medical School; G. Allen Bolton, Jr., MPH, MBA, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration & Chief Operating Officer; and Ravi P. Misra, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Jan. 25, 2013 College News - Beginning in late January, road construction will affect travel routes to MCW and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) campus – impacting patients, faculty, staff, students and residents. Construction is occurring on major streets near the campus so that these thoroughfares can serve additional traffic when the Zoo Interchange construction begins in 2015.
Considerable planning is underway to make this project as seamless as possible for our students, patients, faculty and staff. G. Allen Bolton, Jr., Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer, leads a team of MCW representatives studying the impact and developing plans on the project as it relates to MCW’s finances, communications needs, research enterprise, patient care programs, educational offerings and human resources issues. Also, faculty members engaged in a faculty development Capstone Project are analyzing the various issues of the road construction project as it impacts MCW. Their input helps form MCW’s larger Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Project plan. In addition, MCW representatives serve on the MRMC’s road construction planning team to ensure campus-wide coordination.
Throughout the road construction project, MCW will be posting daily information on InfoScope regarding alternate travel routes. Travel maps noting road construction will be posted on MCW’s public website (http://www.mcw.edu/Zoo-Interchange-Project.htm).
In addition, a telephone number will be activated to provide callers with alternate travel route information to the campus.
MCW is coordinating patient communications with our MRMC campus partners.
Key upcoming dates are:
Wednesday, February 13: Town Hall Meeting, Alumni Center, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Wisconsin Department of Transportation representatives will present plans on the Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Project to faculty, staff and students. They also will respond to audience questions.
Friday, February 15 and 22: Zoo Interchange Display/Wisconsin DOT Representatives, MCW Cafeteria and Cafeteria Lobby (throughout the day)
A large model of the Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Project will be on display. Wisconsin DOT representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
Below are the road improvements that will be made through the end of July that could affect travel for our faculty and staff, students and patients:
Greenfield Avenue bridge over I-894 closed from February - July 2013.
Road construction work on Mayfair Road from I-94 to Watertown Plank Road; alternate routes required from March - December 2013.
Watertown Plank Road from Mayfair Road to Innovation Drive and parts of Innovation Drive will be closed in April – dates to be determined. Alternate routes will be required.
Road construction work on 84th Street/Glenview Avenue. Alternate routes required from May - August 2013.
The intersection of Mayfair Road and Bluemound Road will be closed from July 20-31. Alternate routes will be required.
It is important to remain positive throughout this project. When completed, the new Zoo Interchange will improve road safety and traffic flow, and provide better access to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.
As we address the challenges posed by the road construction project, opportunities for change and new initiatives are also created. While the project will pose some traffic challenges, we are committed to maintaining our high service standards. This is the first of many updates to come.