‘Expect some closures:’ I-94 North-South summer work zone driving tips

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MILWAUKEE -- A lot of work is taking place along I-94 between Milwaukee and Kenosha Counties. Ryan Luck with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation joins FOX6 WakeUp to explain.

Project: I-94 North-South Summer Work Zone Driving Tips

IMPACTS (CLOSURES)

North Segment Closures (Milwaukee County): Ramp closures listed from north to south (College Avenue to County G)

Current Southbound Ramp Closures:

  • Rawson Avenue
  • 7 Mile Road

Mid to late summer Southbound Ramp Closures:

  • College Avenue
  • Drexel Avenue
  • Ryan Road

Central Segment Closures (Racine County): Ramp closures listed from north to south (County G to WIS 20)

  • County K Southbound Exit/Entrance Ramps closed through late 2019

South Segment Closures (Racine/Kenosha counties): Ramp closures listed from north to south (WIS 20 to WIS 142)

  • WIS 11 Southbound Exit/Entrance Ramps closed through late 2019
  • County KR Southbound Exit/Entrance Ramps closed through late 2019
  • County E entrance ramp to I-94 EAST (SB) closed through late fall 2019

WHAT’S OPEN:

  • County G Interchange
  • WIS 20 Interchange
  • WIS 142 Interchange
  • Frontage Roads east/west of I-94 between WIS 142 and 7 Mile Road

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • Reconstructing 18.5 miles of freeway from College Avenue to WIS 142 (Broken into three segments: North, Central, South)
  • Reconstructing, expanding and modernizing the freeway. We’re adding a fourth lane in each direction, rebuilding five interchanges and building a new interchange at Elm Road.
  • State Patrol and the Sheriff Departments have increased coverage along the corridor
  • Freeway Service Team patrols the corridor to assist disabled vehicles at no cost

Summer Work Zone Driving Tips: Don't become distracted while driving.

  • Three lanes are open throughout the corridor
  • Expect some closures when traveling overnight
  • Drive the speed limit (60 MPH)
  • Stay off your phone
  • Follow detour signs (GPS’ are not always correct)
  • Keep eyes on the road (not activity in the work zone)
  • Expect southbound delays on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons (Plan an extra 10-15 min. for your commute)

Project Website: Sign up to receive project updates https://projects.511wi.gov/i94northsouth/

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Get Around Guide: For detailed information, you can view the I-94 North-South Get Around Guide online

Regional Alternate Routes: Alternate routes are available to avoid the work zone completely Alternate Routes Map

Amtrak Hiawatha: With seven round-trips daily between Milwaukee and Chicago, you can just sit back and relax and avoid the traffic. www.amtrakhiawatha.com.

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