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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.

April 26-May 1, 2016

Tuesday (4/26)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramps to 98th St for retaining wall construction.
    • there will be a full closure from 6:30am through 5pm Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 for girder setting. *contingency is Friday 4/29
    • there will be a full closure overnight I-94 WB at 68th St for lighting work and pavement marking refresh.
    • there will be a 15 minute rolling full closure between 2am and 4am Zoo Int N-W system ramp for lighting work.
    • there will be a 15 minute rolling full closure between 2am and 4am Zoo Int S-W system ramp for lighting work.
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB from Lisbon Ave to State St for outside lane milling.
  • Dousman Rd/Golden Lake Rd/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from HWY 67 to Golden Lake Rd for median asphalt.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • a right turn lane will be closed during the day Grandview Blvd NB at I-94 for ramp gate work.
    • a left turn lane will be closed during the day Meadowbrook Rd SB at I-94 for ramp gate work.

Wednesday (4/27)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramps to 98th St for retaining wall construction.
    • there will be a full closure from 6:30am through 5pm Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 for girder setting. *contingency is Friday 4/29
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB from Lisbon Ave to State St for outside lane milling.
  • Dousman Rd/Golden Lake Rd/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from HWY 67 to Golden Lake Rd for median asphalt.

Thursday (4/28)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramps to 98th St for retaining wall construction.
    • there will be a full closure from 6:30am through 5pm Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 for girder setting. *contingency is Friday 4/29
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight STH 175 NB/SB from Lisbon Ave to State St for outside lane milling.
  • Dousman Rd/Golden Lake Rd/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from HWY 67 to Golden Lake Rd for median asphalt.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 WB from Cushing Park Rd to Lower Nemahbin Rd for barrier wall work.
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 WB from Maple St to STH 83 for a traffic switch.

Friday (4/29)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramps to 98th St for retaining wall construction.
    • there will be a full closure from 6:30am through 5pm Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 for girder setting. *contingency is Friday 4/29
  • North Stadium Interchange Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight STH 175 SB from Lisbon Ave to State St for outside lane milling.
  • Dousman Rd/Golden Lake Rd/I-94 Project
    • a lane will be closed overnight I-94 EB/WB from HWY 67 to Golden Lake Rd for a traffic switch.

Saturday (4/30)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.
    • a lane will be closed during the day Greenfield Ave EB from the I-41/894 NB exit ramps to 98th St for retaining wall construction.

Sunday (5/1)

  • Zoo Interchange Project
    • there will be a full closure from 4/8 through 5/3 Oak Leaf Trail NB/SB at I-94 for bridge demolition.

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 84th St through late May 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 EB exit ramp to 70th St through late May 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Kearney St EB from 84th St to 70th St through late June 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed 84th St NB/SB from Kearney St to O’Connor St through late June 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure 84th St entrance ramp to I-94 EB through late June 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Greenfield Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through Summer 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Center St EB/WB from 112th St to 114th St through early September 2016 for bridge reconstruction.
    • a lane will be closed I-94 EB from Sunnyslope Rd to HWY 100 through late Summer/early Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed Curtis Rd NB/SB at I-94 through early Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Lincoln Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure National Ave entrance ramp to I-41/894 NB through Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure HWY 100 entrance ramp to I-43 (to I-41/894 NB) through Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • a lane will be closed I-41/894 NB from National Ave to Greenfield Ave through Fall 2016 for roadway construction.
    • there will be a full closure Bluemound Rd entrance ramp to I-41 NB through late November 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 Summer 2017 for roadway reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure I-94 WB exit ramp to HWY 100 NB through late October 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 October 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 November 2017 for ramp reconstruction.
    • there will be a full closure Bluemound Rd entrance ramp to I-41 SB through late November 2017 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 October 2016 for roadway work.
  • I-94/CTH F to CTH P Project
    • a lane will be closed 4/22 through 5/8 STH 164 NB/SB at I-94 for a traffic switch.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed 4/22 through late May 2016 I-94 WB exit ramp to STH 164 SB for a traffic switch.
    • a left-turn lane will be closed 4/22 through late May 2016 I-94 EB exit ramp to STH 164 NB for a traffic switch.

* 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.