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Lane closures around campus during the week of Dec 2

Dec. 02, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Dec. 2, 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 December 2nd.

Try one of the new Alternative Transportation Program options!  Staff shuttles are now running to/from State Fair Park & Ride and Burleigh Street Park & Ride. For more information go to: www.mrmccampus.org/alternate-transportation.

Campus Alerts:

  • Beginning Monday, all traffic on Watertown Plank Road from 87th Street to Discovery Parkway will be switched to the eastbound lanes. Some turns into parking areas will be restricted:
    • Access to the Blood Center will be from 89th Street
    • Follow access signs for entry into Behavioral Health
    • Access to the Wisconsin Athletic Club businesses will be from 87th Street.
  • NEW ACCESS! Access to the Medical College of WI north parking garage directly from westbound Watertown Plank Road will be allowed beginning Monday! 
  • Ronald McDonald Pedestrian Bridge project.  Be aware of increased noise and vibration from pile driving activities on 89th Street. This access road has only one lane available, now with cement barrier blocks installed for safety, which further narrow the roadway. Please refrain from using it for through traffic.  It remains open for delivery and emergency vehicles.  
  • Bus Stops: Ongoing utility work on Watertown Plank Road will cause bus stops to temporarily relocate over the next couple of months. Milwaukee County Transit will install royal blue feather flags as indicators of the current bus stop locations.

Watertown Plank Road Access:

  • Beginning Monday, all traffic on Watertown Plank Road from 87th Street to Discovery Parkway will be switched to the eastbound lanes. One lane of traffic will be available in each direction. 
  • Access to businesses on Watertown Plank Road following the traffic switch is available but may be restricted; watch for directional signage to access businesses. 
  • Watertown Plank Rd entrance ramp to US45 northbound is closed now through 2014.
    • DETOUR OPTIONS:

1. Wisconsin Avenue to US45 north
2. Watertown Plank Rd west to Hwy 100 north to North Ave. onramp to US45
3. Discovery Parkway to Swan Blvd to North Ave. onramp to US45

Travel from the North:

  • Swan Boulevard bridge work continues this week causing the following overnight closures:
    • US45 southbound double lane closures at Swan Boulevard on Monday – Thursday night.
    • US45 northbound double lane closures at Swan Boulevard on Thursday and Friday.
    • Zoo Interchange west-to-north and ramp will be closed throughout the week.
    • North Avenue entrance ramp to US45 southbound closed overnight throughout the week. 
  • OPEN: Discovery Parkway provides a good option for travelers from the north. North Avenue and Swan Boulevard provide access to US45 or downtown Wauwatosa.

Travel from the South:

  • REOPENED! Cleveland Avenue bridge over I894/US45 has reopened!
  • Hwy 100 & I94: On Monday, all lanes of Hwy 100 traffic will switch to the southbound bridge over I94. Two lanes will be available in each direction.
  • Watch your lanes! Please be mindful of the traffic signals, signs and lane markings on Wisconsin Avenue from US 45 through the 87th Street intersection.
  • CLOSURE: The 84th Street entrance ramps to I-94 eastbound and westbound are closed now through late spring 2014.  The I94 exit ramp onto 84th Street will remain open and accessible for campus travel.
  • DETOURS: I94 eastbound: Use the 68th Street I-94 eastbound entrance ramp; I94 westbound: Take Wisconsin Avenue to the US 45 south entrance ramp.

Travel from the East:

  • RESCHEDULED CLOSURE: I94 eastbound exit ramp to 84th Street will close on Monday evening as a new I94 eastbound exit ramp opens at 76th Street.  To make that change, that following closures will occur on Monday evening:
    • I94 eastbound will have 2 lanes closed overnight from 76th St. to 93rd St.
    • Zoo Interchange south-to-east ramp system ramp will close overnight.
    • I94 westbound will have rolling lane closures at 84th Street overnight. 

Travel from the West:

  • RESCHEDULED CLOSURE - 84th Street ramp: I94 eastbound exit ramp to 84th Street will close on Monday evening as a new I94 eastbound exit ramp opens at 76th Street.  To make that change, that following closures will occur on Monday evening:
    • I94 eastbound will have 2 lanes closed overnight from 76th St. to 93rd St.
    • Zoo Interchange south-to-east ramp system ramp will close overnight.
    • I94 westbound will have rolling lane closures at 84th Street overnight. 
  • RESCHEDULED OPENING:  A new I94 eastbound exit ramp opens at 76th Street.  North/south access available on 76th Street at the exit ramp.   
  • Hwy 100 & I94: On Monday, all lanes of traffic will switch to the southbound Hwy 100 bridge over I94. Two lanes will be available in each direction. (Crossover will be located just before the westbound on-ramp)
  • Work on the Hwy 100 and I94 interchange will close several roadways this week including:
    • Multiple lane closures on I94 eastbound and westbound at Hwy 100 will occur throughout the week.
    • Zoo Interchange north-to-west and south-to-west ramps will close overnight throughout the week.
    • FULL CLOSURE: Northbound bridge demolition will occur on Thursday and Friday evening. I94 eastbound at Hwy 100 will fully close overnight on Thursday and Friday; I94 westbound at Hwy 100 will fully close overnight on Thursday and have multiple lane closures overnight on Friday. Follow posted detours.
  • LONG-TERM CLOSURE: The I94 westbound entrance ramp to southbound HWY 100 will close on Tuesday until spring 2014.
    • Open: Northbound and southbound Hwy 100 entry ramps to I94 westbound remains open. I94 eastbound exit ramp to southbound Hwy 100 remains opens for another week.
  • LONG-TERM CLOSURE: The I-94 eastbound and westbound exit ramps to Hwy 100 northbound are closed through 2014.
    • DETOUR: From the west: Take Moorland Road to Bluemound Road east; then north on 97th Street to Wisconsin.  Eastbound: Take US45 to Wisconsin Avenue. 
  • Mooreland Road northbound and southbound entrance ramps to I94 eastbound will be closed Thursday and Friday.
  • Eastbound Watertown Plank Road will have a lane closed 24/7 all week from just east of Innovation Drive to the southbound entry ramp to US45.
  • REOPEN! Underwood Creek Parkway northbound and southbound from Watertown Plank Road to Swan Boulevard has reopened.

A Look-Ahead:

Mid-December: 

  • REOPENS! Swan Boulevard reopens between Watertown Plank Road and Discovery Parkway in its final configuration.
  • REOPENS! Hwy 100 expected to fully open in its final configuration from Watertown Plank Road through Bluemound Road.

January 6, 2014:

  • Full closure of Watertown Plank Road under US45, from Innovation Drive to Discovery Parkway.
  • Watertown Plank Road on-ramp to US45 southbound closes.
  • The US45 northbound off-ramp to Watertown Plank Road will close.
  • Open to Research Park: US45 southbound exit to westbound Watertown Plank Road will remain available until summer 2014.

 

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