Monday, February 25, 2013
Work for for an additional auxiliary lane of traffic will run from March through May.
Whether you work, commute or live in Milwaukee, drivers should be aware of I-94 roadwork and lane restrictions that will begin in March and go through May. Work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May for the addition of an auxiliary lane of traffic between 25th and 37th street. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. The work start times are dependent weather conditions. The work will begin on March 4 and continue until mid-May. On-ramps at 35th street will be closed the week of February to complete work on lane markings. Patch media partners WISN, report that this an attempt to ease traffic after a redesign last year reduced the number of lanes in certain directions …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Some lane and ramp closures began Wednesday, and on Friday and Saturday I-894 will be closed completely from the Zoo Interchange to National Avenue for demolition of Greenfield Ave. overpass.
The first major freeway closures are set for the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project, centered on the Greenfield Avenue overpass, which will be demolished and rebuilt, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced. Lane and ramp closings began Wednesday morning and are not limited to the immediate area of Greenfield Avenue. For instance, as noted below, the southbound ramp onto I-894 from eastbound I-94 is closed on Wednesday; the ramp from westbound I-94 onto I-894 south will be closed Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, I-894 will be completely closed from the Zoo Interchange south to National Avenue. Actual demolition of the overpass is scheduled for this weekend. Motorists should be aware of the following freeway …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Any delay in finishing the project will cost not just the area, not just the region, but the whole state in economic development and other benefits, say key legislator and commercial interests.
State Rep. Dale Kooyenga lives in north Brookfield, well away from the direct impact of reconstruction work on the Zoo Interchange. But he knows that doesn't mean he won't feel it — or that he doesn't see the need for it. "My world is from the west boundary of Madison to an east boundary of Lake Michigan in downtown Milwaukee," he said in an interview. "In its present condition, I avoid the Zoo Interchange when I can. To go to Milwaukee, I take Capitol Drive over to Fond du Lac and shoot downtown." Kooyenga's 14th District seat straddles the Brookfield-Wauwatosa line and much of the project area. But beyond his personal interest, Kooyenga also knows that the Zoo Interchange is the critical hub of transportation and therefore commerce for …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Closures this week at Watertown Plank Road and south for utility work are percursor to full reconstruction planned to begin in March, DOT says.
If you think you've seen a lot of detours and closings already, get set. You're about to get the first taste of the real deal – six years, or perhaps eight or nine, of the eye-popping Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Project. In preparation for major reconstruction that will begin in March and continue through next summer, a stretch of Mayfair Road will go down to one lane in each direction for part of the coming week, with more lane closures to follow, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation official says. Ryan Luck of the DOT, in an interview Friday morning with Patch's partners at Fox 6 News, said that one lane each way had already been closed and that only one lane in each direction would be open from Monday through Wednesday in the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Huge reconstruction project was expected to take at least six years by design, and now Wauwatosa looks at the prospect of additional years because of budget shortfalls.
- Jim Price
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
In the best of all possible scenarios, Wauwatosa is looking toward six years of road construction that will make this year's widespread street, sewer and utility work look like a picnic. Detours and delays involved in the Mayfair Road reconstruction, the Meinecke Avenue Sewer Project and other public works will pale in comparison to the impact of the upcoming Zoo Interchange Project, once it begins in earnest in 2013. But that massive project is something the city and its business community have actually sought for many years — modernization of the busiest freeway interchange in the state. Now, though, after years of planning and a completed design, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Gov. Scott Walker say there simply isn't …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Many road projects have concluded but motorists should still expect delays.
If you're heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday to see the Green Bay Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings in a key NFC showdown, be prepared to give yourself some extra time so you don't miss the opening noon kickoff. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), some road construction continues on major roads in northeast Wisconsin. And while most projects have concluded for the year, drivers might still encounter road conditions in some remaining work zones that could cause backups. WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time while traveling this weekend. The following is a list of the major roads in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be traveling and the road conditions they should …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Deer hunters and holiday travelers will encounter fewer orange barrels on major highways.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Although most major road construction projects have concluded for the year, drivers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday may encounter some ongoing work and should be prepared for orange barrels, lane shifts, and reduced speeds. "Because of the extraordinary road construction season this year, we’ve been able to wrap up the majority of projects before Thanksgiving," said Don Greuel of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) Project Services Section. "There no longer are detours on major highways for construction projects, but there are a few spots where lane restrictions are still in place." WisDOT expects traffic to be heavy on Friday, November 16, as deer hunters flock to…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Eastbound roadwork is between 70th Street and 32nd Street, with double lane closures overnight.
- Jim Price
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wawatosa drivers should be aware of I-94 roadwork and lane restrictions that begin Monday, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Lane restrictions will be between 70th Street and 32nd Street on I-94 eastbound. According to a DOT press release, two lanes each direction will be open during daylight hours, but night work between 9:30 p.m and 5:30 a.m. will require double lane closures. Mitchell Boulevard and the I-94 freeway ramps to and from Mitchell Boulevard will be fully closed during construction, except during Brewers home games. Motorists can use Miller Park Way/US 41, Hawley Road and Bluemound Road to get around this closure. The eastbound 68th Street entrance ramp will be closed throughout the project for traffic …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Starting Wednesday, the westbound portion of the airport spur will be closed to traffic. Eastbound (into the airport) will still be open.
From the Wisconsin Department of Transportation: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will fully close the Airport Spur (WIS 119) westbound leaving the Airport for reconstruction beginning at 6 a.m. on February 20, 2012 through late 2012. “Motorists leaving the Airport will be detoured to Howell Avenue, said Ryan Luck, WisDOT construction chief. “The Airport Spur eastbound into the Airport remains open.” Traffic exiting General Mitchell Airport should utilize the following detour route information: From General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/94 NB (to Downtown Milwaukee): From General Mitchell International Airport to I-94 EAST (SB) (to Racine/Kenosha/Chicago): General Mitchell International Airport to I-43/894 WB…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Traffic could be busiest on Sunday, as gun deer season comes to a close.
A few significant road construction projects present the promise of slower traffic over the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Be prepared in order to make the best of it. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, here are some of the more significant projects that could impact the trip to grandma’s house: Those who are staying in Milwaukee in order to bring Black Friday to its knees should note these two sticky spots: Weather should not slow you much, as highs are expected mostly in the 50s in southeastern Wisconsin, with chances of just light rain. More challenging could be the expected heavy traffic on Sunday, when the gun deer season also wraps up and hunters are on their way home. Highways should be slightly more congested this…