Attention drivers: Some long-term closures going into effect near the Zoo Interchange

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MILWAUKEE -- A new zipper merge is coming to the Zoo Interchange. Ryan Luck with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation joins FOX6 WakeUp to talk about everything that's going to impact your commute.

Friday, April 15
I-41/894 North traffic switch
Overnight Full closure of I-41/894 North at National Avenue from 10PM - 6AM for traffic switch *contingency is Wednesday 4/16 for this entire switch
*Overnight Full closure of I-94 West to I-41 North system ramp from 11PM - 6AM
*Overnight Full closure of I-94 East to I-41 North system ramp from 11PM - 6AM

With this traffic switch, the following will close:
• Single lane closure on I-41/894 North from National Avenue to Greenfield Avenue through fall 2016 (Technically, the right lane closes as well as the new auxiliary, lanes 3 and 4 close. (Drivers should be prepared to merge left from lane 3 to lane 2 utilizing the Zipper Merge)
• Full Closure of the WIS 100 entrance ramp to I-43 North through fall 2016
• Full Closure of the National Avenue entrance ramp to I-41/894 North through fall 2016
• Full Closure Lincoln Avenue entrance ramp to I-41/894 North through fall 2016
• Full Closure of Greenfield Avenue entrance ramp to I-41/894 North through summer 2016
• (A graphic depicting this switch and closures is attached for your use)

Monday, April 18
*Overnight Full closure of I-41/894 North to I-94 East system ramp 10:30PM - 5:30AM for bridge deck pour at 84th Street
*Overnight Full closure of 84th Street North and South from Schlinger Avenue to Dana Court from 11PM - 5:30AM for bridge deck pour

Tuesday, April 19
*Overnight Full closure of I-94 East at Moorland Road from 11PM - 4:30AM for pavement marking refresh

Wednesday, April 20
*Overnight Full closure of I-94 West at 68th Street (to WIS 100) from 11PM - 4:30AM for pavement marking refresh

Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22
*Overnight Full closure of I-94 East to I-41 North system ramp for traffic switch on I-41 North
Thursday night from 11PM - 4:30AM
Friday night 11PM - 8AM