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Construction Updates

Construction update

Getting to the Zoo is easy using our updated driving directions.

The ramp to southbound 45 is closed permanently. The ramp to Highway 45 southbound at Watertown Plank Road is now open. All on and off ramps at Highway 100 and I-94 are open.

July 13-17, 2016

Wednesday (7/13)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a traffic switch by 5am Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 97th St to 99th St for roadway reconstruction. – this switch has been rescheduled for Friday 7/15
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/894 NB from Oklahoma Ave to National Ave for median lighting removal.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 NB from National Ave to Greenfield Ave for median lighting removal.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 SB from Greenfield Ave to National Ave for median lighting removal.
    • the Zoo Int W-S system ramp will be closed overnight for girder erection. *contingency is Thursday 7/14
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 NB at North Ave for a deck pour. *contingency is Thursday 7/14
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at Burleigh St for a deck pour. *contingency is Thursday 7/14
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 EB at CTH F for deck repair.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 WB at CTH F for painting.
  • I-41/US45 Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for cable guard work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 SB from STH 145 to Holy Hill Rd for cable guard work.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for paving and pavement marking.

Thursday (7/14)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day Mayfair Rd SB from I-41 to Walnut Rd for median widening.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed during the day Mayfair Rd NB at I-41 for median widening.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/894 NB from Oklahoma Ave to National Ave for median lighting removal.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 NB from National Ave to Greenfield Ave for median lighting removal.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 SB from Greenfield Ave to National Ave for median lighting removal.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 EB at CTH F for deck repair.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 WB at CTH F for painting.
  • I-41/US45 Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for cable guard work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 SB from STH 145 to Holy Hill Rd for cable guard work.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for paving and pavement marking.

Friday (7/15)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a traffic switch by 5am Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 97th St to 99th St for roadway reconstruction.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Mayfair Rd SB from I-41 to Walnut Rd for median widening.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed during the day Mayfair Rd NB at I-41 for median widening.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 WB at CTH F for painting.
  • I-41/US45 Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for cable guard work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-41 SB from STH 145 to Holy Hill Rd for cable guard work.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from CTH Q to US 45 for paving and pavement marking.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 SB from US 45 to Holy Hill Rd for paving.
    • there will be a full closure overnight US 45 SB from STH 145 to I-41 for paving.

Saturday (7/16)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • only long-term closures in effect.

Sunday (7/17)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight Mayfair Rd NB at I-41 for a traffic switch.
    • lanes will be closed overnight Mayfair Rd SB at I-41 for a traffic switch.

Long-Term Closures

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-94 WB through TBD for metering issues.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 EB exit ramp to HWY 100 7/11 through late July 2016 for storm sewer work.
    • there will be a full closure I-41/894 NB exit ramp to Greenfield Ave 7/11 through late July 2016 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Greenfield Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through late July/early August 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 97th St to 99th St through early August 2016 for pavement work (local access maintained).
    • there will be a full closure Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 through early August 2016 for bridge demolition.
    • there will be a full closure Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 93rd St to 95th St through mid-August 2016 for pavement work (local access maintained).
    • a lane will be closed Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 through August 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Center St EB/WB from east of 112th St to 115th St through late August 2016 for bridge reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure 112th St NB/SB at Center St through late August 2016 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure 114th St NB/SB at Center St through late August 2016 for roadway reconstruction.
    • a lane will be closed I-94 EB from Sunnyslope Rd to HWY 100 through October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Lincoln Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure National Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-43 (to I-41/894 NB) through October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed I-41/894 NB from National Ave to Greenfield Ave through October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Fairview Ave WB from 116th St to Curtis Rd through Fall 2016 for retaining wall construction (local access maintained).
    • a lane will be closed North Ave entrance ramp to I-41 NB through late Fall 2016 for deep storm sewer work.
    • there will be a full closure Bluemound Rd entrance ramp to I-41 NB through late December 2016 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Fairview Ave EB from 118th St to 116th St through late 2016 for retaining wall construction (becomes one-way WB only).
    • there will be a full closure Wisconsin Ave EB/WB from 95th St to 97th St through late May 2017 for reconstruction.
    • there will be no access from the Watertown Plank Rd EB entrance ramp to I-41 SB to the Zoo Int N-E system ramp through June 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Bluemound Rd entrance ramp to I-41 SB through late August 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 100 NB through late November 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 100 SB (from I-94 WB and I-41/894 NB) through late November 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Zoo Int E-S system ramp through late November 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure I-41 NB exit ramp to Bluemound Rd through late April 2018 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Schlinger Ave EB/WB under I-41/894 through early Summer 2018 for project construction.
    • Hank Aaron State Trail will be closed to pedestrians from 94th Pl to Oak Leaf Trail through early Summer 2018 for project construction.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed STH 175 NB from State St to Lisbon Ave through Fall 2016 for roadway work.
    • a lane will be closed STH 175 SB from Lisbon Ave to State St through Fall 2016 for roadway work.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • there will be a full closure HWY 67 NB entrance ramp to I-94 EB through mid/late August 2016 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure HWY 67 SB entrance ramp to I-94 EB through mid/late August 2016 for roadway reconstruction.
  • Dousman Rd/Golden Lake Rd/I-94 Project
    • there will be a full closure Dousman Rd NB/SB from Valley Rd to Delafield Rd through late October 2016 for roadway work.
    • there will be a full closure Golden Lake Rd NB/SB from Valley Rd to Delafield Rd through late November 2016 for roadway work.

* Note that these closures are weather dependent and subject to change.

For more information on Zoo Interchange closures, visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website.