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Lane closures around campus during the week of July 22

July 19, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 22, 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 22nd.   

NOTICE: Repairs to the Wisconsin Avenue bridge will begin on Monday with a 2-night closure of the eastbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue on the bridge, and a full closure of US45 north & south at Wisconsin Avenue.  Repairs are expected to completed by Aug. 1. 

DETOUR: US45 southbound detour to campus is via Watertown Plank Road; US45 northbound is via Wisconsin Avenue eastbound. 

Watertown Plank Road access

  • Scheduled utility work on Watertown­ Plank Road will cause lane closures that periodically reduce traffic to one lane. Delays may occur. Please plan ahead.

From the North:

  • No restrictions are in place at this time.

From the South:

  • US45 northbound and southbound will be closed overnight on Monday and Tuesday to demolish the eastbound lanes of the Wisconsin Avenue bridge. 
  • As a result of the highway closures, the Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramp will also be closed overnight Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Wisconsin Avenue eastbound lanes over US45 will be closed Monday and Tuesday for the demolition; and will close again overnight on Thursday to pour new concrete.
  • REOPENED: The Greenfield Avenue bridge, along with the I894/US45 on/off ramps have reopened!

From the East:

  • GLENVIEW AVENUE CLOSED:  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.

From the West:

  • ALERT:  Bluemound Road at the Hwy 100 intersection is closed until July 31st.  North/south traffic on Hwy 100 is allowed through the intersection.
    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.  Detour map (PDF) includes additional info.
  • Traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes of Wisconsin Ave from 104th Street to HWY 100 through early August for staged construction work.
  • Repairs to the Wisconsin Avenue bridge will close US45 northbound and southbound overnight on Monday and Tuesday to demolish the eastbound lanes of the Wisconsin Avenue bridge. As a result of the highway closures, the Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramp will also be closed overnight Monday and Tuesday. 
  • The eastbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue on the US45 bridge will be closed overnight on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  

A Look-Ahead:

  • August 1st – The Glenview Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue intersection reopens!
  • August 1st – 10th: Closure of Watertown Plank Road at the Hwy 100 intersection.  North/south through traffic on Hwy 100 will be allowed.
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