Drexel Ave. interchange on/off ramps to open Friday

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Drexel Ave. ramps

OAK CREEK — The Drexel Ave. interchange on and off ramps will open to traffic on Friday, November 30th.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting for the opening On Tuesday, November 20th. The Drexel Ave. interchange is the first new one in Milwaukee County since the 1970s.

Ground was broken for the new interchange in May 2012. The new interchange will allow drivers to get onto and off of the interstate via Drexel Avenue, instead of taking Rawson Avenue or Ryan Road. 

The Drexel Interchange project cost around $10.7 million. The state paid for half of that cost.  The rest came from the city of Oak Creek and Northwestern Mutual, which has its headquarters just west of the interchange in Franklin.

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