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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.

June 21-26, 2016

Tuesday (6/21)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • the I-94 EB exit ramp left-turn lane to 84th St NB reopens to traffic by 5am.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramp to 98th St for landscaping.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 SB from Burleigh St to Center St for decking.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 EB from 76th St to 68th St for surface treatment.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 WB at 70th St for barrier wall removal.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd for decorative fence installation and barrier wall punchlist work.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 EB at Moorland Rd for drilling and crane mobilization.
  • Hoan Bridge Project
    • there will be a full closure overnight Broadway NB/SB from Clybourn St to St Paul Ave for painting.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB at Vliet St for bridge demolition.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB at HWY 67 for shoulder work.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB from CTH P to CTH C for median widening work.

Wednesday (6/22)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramp to 98th St for landscaping.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 SB from Burleigh St to Center St for decking.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from North Ave to Center St for decking.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 EB at 84th St for surface treatment.
    • the Zoo Int N-E system ramp will be closed overnight for surface treatment.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 WB at 68th St for a traffic switch. *contingency is Friday 6/24
    • the Zoo Int W-S system ramp will be closed overnight for drilling mobilization.
  • Hoan Bridge Project
    • there will be a full closure overnight Broadway NB/SB from Clybourn St to St Paul Ave for painting.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB at Vliet St for bridge demolition.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB at HWY 67 for shoulder work.

Thursday (6/23)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • Kearney St EB from 84th St to 76th St reopens to traffic by 11:59am.
    • the lane closure on 84th St NB/SB from Kearney St to O’Connor St reopens to traffic by 11:59am.
    • the 84th St entrance ramp to I-94 EB reopens to traffic by 11:59am.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramp to 98th St for landscaping.
    • there will be a full closure overnight Kearney St at 76th St for electrical removals.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from North Ave to Center St for decking.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 WB at 68th St for a traffic switch. *contingency is Friday 6/24
    • the Zoo Int W-S system ramp will be closed overnight for drilling mobilization.
  • Hoan Bridge Project
    • there will be a full closure overnight Water St NB/SB from Clybourn St to St Paul Ave for painting.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB at Vliet St for bridge demolition.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB at HWY 67 for shoulder work.

Friday (6/24)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramp to 98th St for landscaping.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41 NB from North Ave to Center St for decking.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-94 EB at 84th St for barrier wall work.
    • the Zoo Int N-E system ramp will be closed overnight for barrier wall work.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd for pavement repair.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41/894 NB at National Ave for a traffic switch.
    • the Zoo Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for a traffic switch.
    • the Zoo Int W-N system ramp will be closed overnight for a traffic switch.
  • Hoan Bridge Project
    • there will be a full closure overnight Water St NB/SB from Clybourn St to St Paul Ave for painting.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB at HWY 67 for shoulder work.

Saturday (6/25)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed long-term 5am through late Fall 2016 North Ave entrance ramp to I-41 NB for deep storm sewer work.

Sunday (6/26)

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

Long-Term Closures

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-94 WB through TBD for metering issues.
    • a lane will be closed I-94 EB from 76th St to 68th St through 6/18 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 EB exit ramp to 84th St NB through 6/21 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Kearney St EB from 84th St to 76th St through 6/23 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed 84th St NB/SB from Kearney St to O’Connor St through 6/23 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure 84th St entrance ramp to I-94 EB through 6/23 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 through early July 2016 for bridge demolition.
    • there will be a full closure Fairview Ave WB from 116th St to Curtis Rd through late July 2016 for retaining wall construction (local access maintained).
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • a lane will be closed North Ave entrance ramp to I-41 NB 6/25 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.
  • 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.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • there will be a full closure I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 67 through 6/20 for ramp reconstruction.

* 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.