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Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 12

August 09, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 12, 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 Aug. 12.     

ALERT:  The Swan Boulevard bridge will be demolished on Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. The southbound lanes to Swan Boulevard will be detoured at Underwood Parkway. US45 northbound and southbound will also be fully closed overnight along with the Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramps and east-to-north ramps.

Watertown Plank Road access

  • 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.
    • Recommended route:  Wisconsin Avenue on the south side of campus now offers construction-free access to our campus from US45.

From the North:

  • Lanes will be closed throughout the week overnight on US 45 northbound and southbound at Swan Boulevard in preparation for the Swan Boulevard bridge demolition scheduled overnight on August 16th and 17th
  • During the demolition of the Swan Boulevard bridge August 16th and 17th, US45 northbound and southbound will be closed at Swan Boulevard.
    • DETOUR: US45 southbound traffic will be detoured onto North Avenue westbound, to Hwy 100 southbound, to Watertown Plank Road eastbound.
  • The southbound lanes of Swan Boulevard will be detoured at Underwood Parkway.

From the South:

  • During the demotion of the Swan Boulevard bridge August 16th and 17th, US45 northbound and southbound will be closed at Swan Boulevard.
    • DETOUR: US45 northbound traffic will be detoured onto Watertown Plank Road.

From the East:

  • Due to the overnight closure of US45 northbound and southbound at Swan Boulevard for the bridge demolition on August 16th and 17th, the Zoo Interchange east-to-north ramp will be closed overnight.
  • Harmonee Avenue in Wauwatosa will have a lane closure eastbound and westbound at the bridge from 9am – 3pm on Monday to repair a sink hole. 
  • Glenview Avenue will reopen between the Wisconsin Avenue intersection and the Bluemound Road intersection on August 19th.

From the West:

  • Due to the overnight closure of US45 northbound and southbound at Swan Boulevard for the bridge demolition on August 16th and 17th, the following ramps will also be closed overnight:
    • Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramp
    • Wisconsin Avenue entrance ramp to US45 northbound
    • Watertown Plank Road entrance and exit ramps to US45
    • Burleigh Avenue entrance ramp to US45 southbound
    • North Avenue entrance and exit ramps to US45 southbound

A Look-Ahead:

  • August 19th:  Glenview Avenue reopens between Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road. 
  • Late October – July 2014: Ronald McDonald House pedestrian bridge project begins.
  • November 1st – Watertown Plank Road Park & Ride Lot closes; Burleigh Street & US45 lot opens
  • January 6th – Watertown Plank Road closes
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