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Lane closures around campus during the week of Oct. 7

Oct. 03, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Oct. 7, 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 Oct. 7.

Campus Traffic Alerts:

  1. Bus Stops: Ongoing utility work on Watertown Plank Road will cause bus stops to temporarily relocate over the next couple of months. As a way to easily locate the bus stops, Milwaukee County Transit will install royal blue feather flags at the current bus stop locations. Example (PDF)
  1. US45 Northbound Access from Watertown Plank Road: Beginning Saturday, October 12th, Watertown Plank Road northbound entrance ramp to US45 will close and remain closed through 2014. Map with alternate routes (PDF)

Watertown Plank Road access

  • US45 Northbound Access from Watertown Plank Road: Beginning Saturday,
    October 12th, Watertown Plank Road northbound entrance ramp to US45 will close and remain closed through 2014.
    • DETOURS: Wisconsin Avenue to US45 north; Watertown Plank Road west to Hwy 100 north to North Avenue onramp to US45. See alternate routes marked on map.
  • Throughout the week, the left turn lane on westbound Watertown Plank Road onto 87th Street will be closed during the day. Access to 87th Street will remain available.

Due to ongoing utility work, lanes on Watertown Plank Road will be reduced to 1 lane in each direction throughout the day.

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

Research Park: 

Throughout the week, the left turn lane from Watertown Plank Road westbound to Innovation Drive will be closed for utility work. Left turns will be permitted from the center lane. 

From the North:
The North Avenue entrance and exit ramps to US45 will be closed overnight on Thursday and Friday.

  • The Swan Boulevard bridge has been demolished and southbound lanes are detoured at Underwood Parkway.
    • DETOUR: The southbound lanes of Swan Boulevard will be detoured at Underwood Parkway.

From the South:

  • Closure Alert: The 84th Street entrance ramps to I-94 eastbound and westbound will close on Oct. 12th through late spring 2014. Map with alternate routes. (PDF)
  • On Friday evening, US45 northbound at Swan Boulevard will close the two left lanes for bridge work.
  • Wisconsin Avenue will close one lane in each direction at 87th Street on Tuesday evening for improved pavement markings.

From the East:

  • The City of Wauwatosa’s water main work began on Oct. 2 and will continue through early/mid-November. Harwood Avenue between Glenview Avenue and Dewey Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Delays are anticipated.  Please consider an alternative route if traveling through downtown Wauwatosa. 

From the West:

  • The Zoo Interchange west-to-north system ramp will be closed overnight Friday night for Swan Boulevard bridge work. 
  • On Saturday, the eastbound and westbound traffic on Watertown Plank Road, from the railroad to Innovation Drive, will switch to the outside lanes until late fall.

A Look-Ahead:

  • Late October – July 2014: Ronald McDonald House pedestrian bridge project begins.
  • November 1st:
    • I94 eastbound exit ramp to Hwy 100 northbound will close.  
      Detour: Exit I94 to Moorland Road to Bluemound
    • Watertown Plank Road Park & Ride Lot closes; Burleigh Street & US45 lot opens
    • The Hank Aaron State Trail will close between 94th Street and Underwood Creek Parkway
  • January 6th – Watertown Plank Road/US45 exchange closes.
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