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Weather washes away plans for DOT freeway closures

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Weather washes away plans for DOT freeway closures

By Yona Gavino and Jonah Kaplan. CREATED Aug 19, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 19, 2014
WAUWATOSA -- Mother Nature has more power and influence than even the most efficient project manager.  
 
Overnight thunderstorms and high winds have so far delayed several projects for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Crews planned to close freeways in signs of major progress in the Hoan Bride and Zoo Interchange restoration projects.
 
"Certainly you would not want to paint your house in the rain," Mike Pyritz, a DOT spokesman, quips to TODAY'S TMJ4. "Same goes for structural steel on a bridge."
 
Below is a list of full closures (there are a lot of lane closures that are happening that are not listed). And again, all closures are weather dependent.
 
Tuesday
- setting bridge girders for future fly-over ramps on RR1 project
I-94 EAST from Moorland Rd to Zoo Int, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Zoo Int SB- WB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
Zoo Int NB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
- pavement marking work
Zoo Int WB-SB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
Zoo Int EB-SB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
Zoo Int EB-NB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.

Wednesday
- setting bridge girders for future fly-over ramps on RR1 project
I-94 EAST from Moorland Rd to Zoo Int, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
I-94 WEST from Zoo Int to Moorland Rd, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Zoo Int SB-WB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
Zoo Int NB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
- pavement marking work
Zoo Int EB-SB ramp, 10 p.m to 5 a.m.
 
Thursday
- setting bridge girders for future fly-over ramps on RR1 project
I-94 EAST from Moorland Rd to Zoo Int, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
I-94 WEST from Zoo Int to Moorland Rd, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Zoo Int SB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Zoo Int NB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
 
Friday
- setting bridge girders for future fly-over ramps on RR1 project
I-94 EAST from Moorland Rd to Zoo Int, 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
I-94 WEST from Zoo Int to Moorland Rd, 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Zoo Int SB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Zoo Int NB-WB ramp, 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.