Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 16

Sept. 13, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 16, 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 Sept. 16.

Campus traffic alert:

  1. Due to the construction of Froedtert’s new Center for Advanced Care building, a portion of Doyne Avenue has become a one-lane roadway. Traffic will be able to travel between 92nd and 87th but will be controlled by new traffic signals. Please pay close attention to the new signals and be sure to only travel when a green light is displayed.
  2. On Friday, the north entrance of the Children’s Hospital Connell Avenue parking garage will be closed during the day for a utility crossing.

Watertown Plank Road access

  • Watertown Plank Road will become increasingly congested over the next few weeks as more utility companies make their necessary alternations to our service lines. Throughout the day, only one lane of traffic may be available in both directions. Delays are expected to occur and backups on the US45 off ramps have already been observed.
    • Recommended route:  Wisconsin Avenue on the south side of campus offers construction-free access from US45.
  • NOTE: WisDOT will be installing highway signage directing traffic to use Wisconsin Avenue as the preferred access.

From the North:
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:

  • On Monday, lanes will be closed overnight at HWY 100 & Washington Street for pavement marking.

From the East:

  • On Monday, lanes will be closed during the day on Bluemound Road eastbound and westbound at Glenview Avenue for signal work.

From the West:

  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a full closure of Underwood Creek Parkway (just north of Watertown Plank Road) from 6am – 6pm for a sewer crossing.

A Look-Ahead:

  • Update: Beginning September 23rd, Harwood Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Glenview Avenue and Harmonee Avenue for city water main work. The work is scheduled to take approximately 5-6 weeks to complete. Delays are expected. Detour is recommended.
  • 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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