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I-43/94 bridge repair starts today; months of lane/ramp closures to come

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I-43/94 bridge repair starts today; months of lane/ramp closures to come

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Feb 12, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Drivers can expect to see ramp and lane closures on I-43/94 for the next few months as crews work to replace bridges.

PHOTO GALLERY: Each bridge to be reconstructed in the I-43/94 corridor

Crews placed cones and ramp closure signs along I-43/94 early Tuesday morning in preparation for the work.

Long-term closures will affect thousands of drivers who use I-43/94.

The DOT plans to work on 13 bridges in a four-mile stretch of I-43/94, from Howard Avenue to near the High Rise Bridge.

Officials say the work is vital to the area, and it will help with upcoming construction on both the Zoo Interchange and even the Hoan Bridge.

Crews will repair and paint the bridges as well.

Click here for a schedule of all closures coming due to the interchange repair.

Crews hope to have the northbound side done in time for Summerfest, and southbound in time for the Harley 110th Anniversary celebration.