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Lane closures around campus during the week of July 29

Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of July 29, 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 29th.

ALERT: Throughout the week, a westbound lane will be closed on Watertown Plank Road from 87th Street to US45 for utility work, reducing traffic to one lane. Work will begin at 5am with and is scheduled to reopen by 3pm each day. As an alternative, Wisconsin Avenue on the south side of campus now has two lanes open in each direction from 87th to US 45 with no construction delays. 

Watertown Plank Road access

  • ALERT: Watertown Plank Road will fully close from the intersection of HWY 100 to 113th Street by 5am Thursday, August 1st and will remain closed through Saturday August 10th for paving operations.
  • DETOURS: Primary detours around the Watertown Plank Road closure are:
    • North: Use US 45 north/North Avenue west/116th Street south
    • South: Use US 45 south/North Avenue west/116th Street south
    • West: From Watertown Plank Road eastbound, use 116th Street north/North Avenue east/Hwy 100 south or 115th Street south/Potter Road east/Hwy 100 north. Bluemound Road is the best alternative from points west of Hwy 100. 
    • East: From Watertown Plank Road westbound, use Hwy 100 north/North Avenue west/116th Street south or Hwy 100 south/Potter Road west/115th Street north.

From the North:

  • No restrictions are in place at this time.

From the South:

  • Wisconsin Avenue eastbound lanes over US45 will be closed on Tuesday to shift the barrier walls. 
  • REOPENED: The Wisconsin Avenue eastbound lanes over US45 will fully reopen by 5am Wednesday morning! 
  • REOPENED: Greenfield Avenue eastbound/westbound from 101st Street to 106th Street will fully open in its final configuration by midnight Thursday.
  • REOPENED: The I94 westbound exit ramp onto HWY 100 north will reopen on August 1st!


From the East:

  • Wisconsin Avenue eastbound and westbound reopens at the Glenview Avenue intersection on Monday, July 29th!  Traffic from Glenview Avenue south will be able to turn east or west onto Wisconsin Avenue beginning Monday at 9am.  Glenview Avenue will remain closed between the Wisconsin Avenue intersection and the Bluemound Road intersection until the end of August.


From the West:

  • REOPENED:  Bluemound Road at the Hwy 100 intersection reopens by midnight on Wednesday, July 31st. The intersection will then be fully open and allow for north, south, east and west movements.  
    DETOUR INFO THROUGH WEDNESDAY: Primary detours around Bluemound Avenue 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. 
  • Repairs to the Wisconsin Avenue bridge will close the eastbound lanes over US45 on Tuesday night. REOPENED: All lanes on Wisconsin Avenue will be open by 5am Wednesday morning. 
  • Throughout the week, the Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramp will be closed overnight to allow for material hauling.


A Look-Ahead:

  • August – The Park n’ Ride lot located on the north side of Watertown Plank Road at US 45 will be closed in the weeks following the State Fair. 
  • Fall – Swan Boulevard southbound over US 45 will close to rebuild the bridge and roadway.
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Page Updated 07/26/2013