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Lane closures around campus during the week of Aug. 19

August 16, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Aug. 19, 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. 19.     

ALERT: The Swan Boulevard bridge will be demolished on Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17. As a result, US45 northbound and southbound will be fully closed overnight along with the Zoo Interchange west-to-north ramps and east-to-north ramps. Lane closures on US45 north and south will continue throughout the week.

  • DETOUR: The southbound lanes of Swan Boulevard will be detoured at Underwood Parkway. Detour map (PDF)

Watertown Plank Road access

  • Lanes will continue to be closed on Watertown Plank Road from 87th Street to US45 for utility work, reducing traffic to one lane.
    • Recommended route:  Wisconsin Avenue on the south side of campus now offers construction-free access to our campus from US45.
  • Due to the bridge demolition, Swan Boulevard northbound from Watertown Plank Road to Underwood Parkway will be fully closed overnight Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 17.

From the North:

  • There will be a full closure of US45 northbound and southbound at Swan Boulevard overnight on Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 17 for bridge demolition.  The US45 exit ramp to Watertown Plank Road will be unavailable.
    • DETOUR: US45 southbound traffic will be detoured onto North Avenue westbound, to Hwy 100 southbound, to Watertown Plank Road eastbound.
  • Lanes will be closed overnight throughout the week on US 45 at Swan Boulevard for bridge work. 

From the South:

  • There will be a full closure of US45 northbound and southbound at Swan Boulevard overnight on Friday, August 16 – Saturday, August 17 for bridge demolition.
    • DETOUR: US45 northbound traffic will be detoured onto Watertown Plank Road.
  • Lanes will be closed overnight throughout the week on US 45 at Swan Boulevard for bridge work. 
  • The 84th Street entrance ramp to I-94 west will be closed overnight on Wednesday and Thursday.

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 following ramps will also be closed overnight:
    • Zoo Interchange east-to-north ramp
    • Wisconsin Avenue entrance ramp to US45 northbound
    • Watertown Plank Road entrance ramps to US45 north
    • Burleigh Avenue entrance ramp to US45 southbound
    • North Avenue entrance and exit ramps to US45 southbound
  • REOPENED: 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 ramps to US45 north
    • Burleigh Avenue entrance ramp to US45 southbound
    • North Avenue entrance and exit ramps to US45 southbound
    • The 84th Street entrance ramp to I-94 west

A Look-Ahead:

  • Late August - September: Harwood Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Glenview Avenue and Harmonee Avenue for city water main work. Delays are expected. Detour is recommended.
    • Recommended routes: From the east - Honey Creek Parkway to Wisconsin Avenue; From MRMC – Swan Boulevard to North Avenue.
  • 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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