Zoo interchange project starts Friday night
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MILWAUKEE - Many people will be hitting the roads to get to a Brewers game or Zoo a la Carte this weekend, but there are some road closures and alternate routes to be aware of. The Department of Transporation is doing the project to reinforce and modernize the roadways surrounding the core of the zoo interchange. It’s the state’s oldest and busiest interchange.
Starting Friday night at 10:30, DOT will shut down the south bound lane of Swan Blvd. and start demolition of Swan Blvd. Bridge. Drivers can take alternate routes like Watertown Plank Road, North Avenue, and Highway 100 to get around the closure.
Construction will take place from 10:30 p.m. till around 6 a.m. Drivers won’t have to deal with closures during the day.
“It’s nice to know they’re looking out for us when traffic is high,” expresses one resident. “It’s nice to know they’re looking out for us.”
DOT will be rebuilding Swan Boulevard, but people will still have access to northbound Swan Boulevard from Watertown Plank Road until early October.
“However, the rebuilding of the bridge and the changing of the road, it’s going to be a multiple month project,” adds Mike Pyritz of the Wisconsin DOT.
Once the work on Swan Boulevard is complete, construction will begin on the Watertown Plank Interchange.
DOT says the demolition work will only take place during the overnight hours, and the freeway will be open during daylight hours.