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Lane closures around campus during the week of July 15

July 12, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 15, 2013. All road work is subject to change because of weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

Additional information about the Zoo interchange project and its impact on MCW and the campus can be found on the College’s Zoo interchange Web page.

Milwaukee Regional Medical Center remains accessible from all directions the week of July 15th

NOTICE:  Work began on July 12th to fill the gap in Connell Avenue near Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Be aware of trucks entering the service road via Watertown Plank Road and exiting via Connell Avenue at 87th Street.  The fill work will occur between 7 am and 3:30pm and last for approximately two weeks. 


Watertown Plank Road access

  • SPECIAL NOTE:  For a second week, Hwy 45 northbound and southbound will have overnight lane closures at Watertown Plank Road. Shoulder-paving work is underway in preparation of the Swan Boulevard bridge project.  As a result, the Watertown Plank Road entrances to and exits from US 45 north and south will also be closed from 9pm to 5:30am.  Wisconsin Avenue is the detour for both directions. 
  • Scheduled utility work on Watertown­ Plank Road will cause lane closures that periodically reduce traffic to one lane. Delays may occur. Try using Wisconsin Avenue if traveling from Hwy 45 north or south to avoid congestion. 

Research Park

  • Potter Road will reopen the stretch of road from Hwy 100 to the railroad on Monday.

From the North:

  • The Swan Boulevard project begins this week with a southbound lane closure (just prior to the bridge). 

From the South:

  • Street parking on the north side of Wisconsin Avenue between Hwy 45 and 92nd Street has been removed and lane markings will be painted to depict two lanes of traffic heading westbound to Hwy 45. 
  • The street lights at Wisconsin Avenue and 92nd Street will be activated this week, allowing dual left turn lanes onto 92nd Street from eastbound Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Lanes will be closed overnight on I-894/US 45 northbound and southbound at Greenfield Avenue for pavement marking. As a result, ramps in the Zoo Interchange may be closed including: north-to-south, east-to-south, and west-to-south.
  • Greenfield Avenue Bridge Reopens! On Friday, July 19th the Greenfield Avenue bridge over I-894/US 45, as well as all entrance and exit ramps to I-894/US 45, will reopen to traffic.



  • Glenview Avenue between just north of the Bluemound Road intersection through just north of the Wisconsin Avenue intersection has closed until the end of August. The intersection of Glenview Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue, however, will reopen by the end of July.  Traffic leaving campus from 87th Street will not be allowed a left turn. 

DETOUR INFO: From Glenview Avenue northbound, turn west on Bluemound Road to 97th Street north. Take eastbound Wisconsin to either 92nd or 87th Street.  Please avoid using neighborhood streets as your detour. Additional information is available on the DOT Glenview Avenue flyer (PDF).


From the West:

  • ALERT:  Bluemound Road at the Hwy 100 intersection will fully close on Saturday, July 20th.  The closure will remain until July 31st.  More info is available on the Wis100 flyer (PDF).
    DETOUR INFO: Primary detours include using I94 with exits to Bluemound Road at Moorland Road to the west, and 84th Street to the east.  Secondary routes around the closure include using 115th Street and Watertown Plank Road; or Hwy 100 south to Theodor Trecker Way to Curtis Road/121st Street. 
  • Hwy 100 will be reduced to one lane in each direction just north of Watertown Plank Road beginning 7/17 – 7/20 for paving operations. 
  • Hwy 100 will shift northbound and southbound traffic to the outside lanes beginning 7/17 – 7/20.
  • Hwy 100 will have a full northbound and southbound closure just north of Watertown Plank Road on 7/17 from 7pm – 5am. 
  • Wisconsin Avenue will shift the traffic pattern to the eastbound side of the roadway around Hwy 100 until early August.
  • COMING UP: From Aug. 1 – 10, Watertown Plank Road at the Hwy 100 intersection will fully close. Traffic from the east may make north and southbound turns onto Hwy 100 but through traffic will not be allowed. More info is available on the Wis100 flyer (PDF).


A Look-Ahead:

  • July 20th – July 31st: Closure of Bluemound Road at the intersection of Hwy 100. Through traffic on Hwy 100 will be allowed.
  • Late July – Wisconsin Avenue bridge repair work to begin.
  • Late July – Glenview Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue intersection reopens.
  • August 1st – 10th: Closure of Watertown Plank Road at the Hwy 100 intersection.  Through traffic on Hwy 100 will be allowed.
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