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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.

September 26-October 2, 2016

Monday (9/26)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed long-term 6am through 10/10 Watertown Plank Rd EB/WB from Swan Blvd to Discovery Pkwy for roadway work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-794 WB at Water St for Milwaukee Co Maintenance bridge inspection.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/894 SB from National Ave to Dakota St for a traffic switch.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41/894 SB at Greenfield Ave for girder erection.
    • the Zoo Int W-S system ramp will be closed overnight for girder erection.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB from State St to Lisbon Ave for pavement marking and a traffic switch.
    • the Stadium Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for pavement marking and a traffic switch.
    • the Stadium Int W-N system ramp will be closed overnight for pavement marking and a traffic switch.
  • 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 removal.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43 NB at HWY 100 for surface treatment.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-43/94 SB at 6th St for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 SB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

Tuesday (9/27)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • the National Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 SB reopens to traffic by 5:30am.
    • a lane will be closed during the day I-794 EB at Water St for Milwaukee Co Maintenance bridge inspection.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Lincoln Ave WB from 98th St to I-41/894 for pavement work.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd for girder erection and staining. *contingency is Wednesday 9/28
    • the Zoo Int W-S system ramp will be closed overnight for girder erection. *contingency is Wednesday 9/28
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB from State St to Lisbon Ave for pavement marking.
    • the Stadium Int E-N system ramp will be closed overnight for pavement marking.
    • the Stadium Int W-N system ramp will be closed overnight for pavement marking.
  • 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 removal.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43 NB at HWY 100 for surface treatment.
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-43/94 SB at 6th St for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 SB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

Wednesday (9/28)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • lanes will be closed during the day Watertown Plank Rd EB/WB from Swan Blvd to Discovery Pkwy for roadway work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Lincoln Ave WB from 98th St to I-41/894 for pavement work.
    • lanes will be closed overnight Mayfair Rd SB at I-41 for a traffic switch.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd for girder erection, staining, and equipment mobilization. *contingency is Thursday 9/29
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from CTH P to CTH C for rumble strip installation. *contingency is Thursday 9/29
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from STH 83 to Maple Ave for rumble strip installation. *contingency is Thursday 9/29
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43 NB at HWY 100 for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 SB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

Thursday (9/29)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed during the day Lincoln Ave WB from 98th St to I-41/894 for pavement work.
  • HWY 67/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB at HWY 67 for rumble strip installation.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-43 NB at HWY 100 for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/94 SB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

Friday (9/30)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • the lane closure on Mayfair Rd SB at I-41 reopens to traffic by 11:59pm.
    • the lane closure on Mayfair Rd NB at I-41 reopens to traffic by 11:59pm.
    • there will be an extended full closure 10pm through 10/1 I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd (until 6am)/at the Zoo Interchange (after 6am) for girder erection. *contingency is Saturday 10/1
    • a lane will be closed during the day Lincoln Ave WB from 98th St to I-41/894 for pavement work.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave WB at 95th St for TAPCO DMS work.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-43/94 SB at 6th St for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-41/94 SB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

Saturday (10/1)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be an extended full closure 9/30 through 3pm I-41 SB at Watertown Plank Rd (until 6am)/at the Zoo Interchange (after 6am) for girder erection. *contingency is Sunday 10/2
    • there will be a long-term full closure 6am through late Spring 2017 of the Zoo Int W-N system ramp for ramp reconstruction. *contingency is Sunday 10/2
    • lanes will be closed in the morning HWY 100 SB at Arthur Ave for Chick-Fil-A building construction.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 NB through the Mitchell Interchange for surface treatment.
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-41/94 NB C-D to I-43/94 NB for surface treatment.
    • the Mitchell Int W-N system ramp will be closed overnight for surface treatment.

Sunday (10/2)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • only long-term closures in effect.
  • Friction Surface Treatment Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 NB through the Mitchell Interchange for surface treatment.
    • a lane will be closed overnight on the Mitchell Int W-N system ramp for surface treatment.
  • I-94 Crack Sealing Project
    • lanes will be closed overnight I-41/94 NB from Rawson Ave to STH 20 for crack sealing.

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 National Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 SB through 9/27 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed Mayfair Rd SB at I-41 through 9/30 for sanitary sewer work.
    • a lane will be closed Mayfair Rd NB at I-41 through 9/30 for sanitary sewer work.
    • a lane will be closed Watertown Plank Rd EB/WB from Swan Blvd to Discovery Pkwy 9/26 through 10/10 for roadway work.
    • a lane will be closed I-41/894 NB from National Ave to Greenfield Ave through early November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Greenfield Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through early November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Lincoln Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through early November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure National Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through early November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-43 (to I-41/894 NB) through early November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 through Fall 2016 for bridge demolition.
    • 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.
    • a lane will be closed Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 through November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed I-94 EB from Sunnyslope Rd to HWY 100 through late November 2016 for roadway construction.
    • 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 of the Zoo Int W-N system ramp through late Spring 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure of the Zoo Int W-N system ramp 10/1 through late Spring 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • 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 10/10 for roadway work.
    • a lane will be closed STH 175 SB from Lisbon Ave to State St through 10/10 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.
  • I-94/CTH F and Nemahbin Project
    • a left-turn lane will be closed CTH F entrance ramp to I-94 EB through early October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed CTH F entrance ramp to I-94 WB through early October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed I-94 EB exit ramp to CTH F through early October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed I-94 WB exit ramp to CTH F through early October 2016 for roadway construction.
    • lanes will be closed CTH F NB/SB over I-94 through early October 2016 for roadway construction.
  • STH 20 Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure STH 20 entrance ramp to I-41/94 SB through early October 2016 for pavement repair.
  • Building Development Project
    • a lane will be closed Bluemound Rd EB from Moreland Rd to Janecek Rd through mid-October 2016 for roadway work (a second lane will be closed weekdays from 9am – 3pm).
    • a lane will be closed Bluemound Rd WB from Janecek Rd to Barker Rd through mid-October 2016 for roadway work (a second lane will be closed weekdays from 7am – 3pm).

* 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.