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Lane closures around campus during the week of Sept. 30

Sept. 27, 2013 College News - Below is a list of lane closures around campus the week of Sept. 30, 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. 30.

Campus traffic alerts:  

  1. The north employee entrance of Children’s Hospital North Parking Structure will close during the day on Wednesday for water main work. 
  2. 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 traffic signals. Please pay close attention to the new signals and be sure to only travel when a green light is displayed.

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:

  • US45 southbound at Swan Boulevard will close two lanes overnight on Monday for bridge work.
  • The entrance and exit ramps from North Avenue to US 45 north and south will close overnight on Monday and Tuesday. 
  • North Avenue will have overnight lane closures eastbound and westbound between Hwy 100 and 117th Street throughout the week. 
  • 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:

  • 76th Street and National Avenue will have single lane overnight closures Tuesday – Thursday. 

From the East:

  • Traffic Update: The City of Wauwatosa’s water main work was delayed but has been rescheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 30 and continue through early 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 Monday – Thursday of next week for Swan Boulevard excavation work. 
  • Paving operations on Potter Road at Hwy 100 will close Potter Road in both directions over the weekend, along with a lane closure of Hwy 100 southbound at Potter Road.

A Look-Ahead:

  • October 12th:
    • Entrance ramp to northbound US45 from Watertown Plank Road will close and remain closed for the duration of the project. 
      Detour: Wisconsin Avenue to northbound US45 entrance ramp.
    • The northbound lanes of Swan Boulevard from Watertown Plank Road will close.  Detour: Discovery Parkway to Swan Boulevard.
    • Discovery Parkway at Watertown Plank Road will open, serving as a connection to Swan Boulevard northbound and to North Avenue as another point of access to US 45 northbound.
  • 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
  • January 6th – Watertown Plank Road/US45 exchange closes.
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