Information on the Zoo Interchange reconstruction

the WTMJ News Team

Information on the Zoo Interchange reconstruction

CREATED Jan. 23, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Drivers can expect major changes on freeways and roads in the western part of Milwaukee County.

Find out where your detour will take you - photos of each route

Work is scheduled to remove and replace the Greenfield Avenue Bridge over I-894/US45.

Motorists should be aware of the following freeway impacts:

Wednesday (Jan. 23)

 Right lanes closed in both directions on I-894/US 45 at Greenfield Ave (9:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.) 
 I-94 EB to I-894/US45 SB Zoo Interchange system ramp closed (9:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m.) 
 Greenfield Ave will close long-term over I-894/US45 (between 98th and 101st St) for bridge reconstruction. 
 The Greenfield Ave EB entrance ramp to I-894/US45 NB will close long-term for bridge reconstruction. 
 The Greenfield Ave entrance ramp to I-894/US45 SB will close long-term for bridge reconstruction.

Thursday (Jan. 24)

 Left lanes closed in both directions I-894/US45 at Greenfield Ave (7 p.m.-5 a.m.) 
 I-94 WB to I-894/US45 SB Zoo Interchange system ramp will be closed (9:30 p.m.-4:30 a.m)

Friday (Jan. 25) demolition

 I-894 US 45 NB closed at National Ave (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) 
 I-94 WB to I-894/US45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) 
 I-94 EB to I-894/US45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) 
 US 45 SB to I-894/US 45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) for bridge demolition. Traffic will be allowed to continue US 45 SB, exit Greenfield Ave, and re-enter US 45 SB until midnight.

Saturday (Jan. 26) demolition

 I-894/US 45 NB closed at National Ave (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) 
 I-94 WB to I-894/US45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.) 
 I-94 EB to I-894/US45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.)
 US45 SB to I-894/US45 SB system ramp closed (10 p.m.-8 a.m.)

All work is weather-permitting

Click here for a full list of detours and changes

Access to businesses and residences within the closure area will be maintained at all times

Watch for construction business signage and special promotions by the business community.

 

The project will:

*Reconstruct Greenfield Avenue from 106th Street to 97th Street, including the bridge over I-894/US 45

*Construct a wider bridge with two left turn lanes at each freeway entrance ramp

*Eliminate the eastbound to northbound loop entrance ramp

*On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Wisconsin DOT is scheduled to begin construction on the Zoo Interchange.

*Crews will remove and replace the Greenfield Avenue Bridge.

*Authorities will close the freeway in the area around the bridge.

*Traffic should use 84th Street, Lincoln Avenue and Highway 100 to get around the closure.

According to the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation, there will be full freeway closures set for Zoo Interchange project demolition work. Starting at 12:01 Thursday, Jan. 24, contractors will
conduct preparatory work to demolish the WIS 59 (Greenfield Avenue) bridge over I-894/US 45.

What the Zoo Interchange will look like when completed

Through traffic should use 84th Street, National Avenue, and WIS 100 as alternate routes.

The project is scheduled to finish the project by late August. The bridge will re-open for the Wisconsin State Fair on July 19.

"This $15 million project is being coordinated in advance of the Zoo Interchange project to ensure that vital alternate routes will serve the public during major reconstruction work," said DOT. "Other Zoo Interchange projects will take place this year on WIS 100, 84th Street/Glenview Avenue and the Cleveland Avenue bridge."

For more detour routes and other of Zoo Interchange project information visit www.zoointerchange.wi.gov

Detour maps courtesy of Wisconsin DOT

Loading...